WILDFIRE UPDATE

UPDATE AUGUST 6, 2015

WILDFIRE NEAR KINGBURNE ROAD
August 5, 2015 – 10:30 pm

A small wildfire was discovered this afternoon near Kingburne Drive (Cobble
Hill area). Cowichan Bay, Mill Bay and Shawnigan Lake fire departments along
with Forestry crews are working to extinguish this wildfire that is
estimated to be 0.009 hectares.

A few homes were put on evacuation alert for precautionary safety reasons
but have been allowed to remain home.

A small crew is maintaining the sprinkler system overnight to hopefully keep
the fire contained overnight.

Thank you to all those who responded so quickly and effectively to
extinguish this fire!

We hope to receive further updates in the morning.

TOP END OF MEADE CREEK FIRE – NEW
August 5, 2015 – 8:30 am

Lightning is the suspected cause of a small wildfire at the top end of Meade
Creek above Youbou.

The estimated size of the fire is 0.0009 hectares.

There is no risk to structures and no evacuations are anticipated at this
time.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

COPPER CANYON MAINLINE FIRE UPDATE
August 5, 2015 – 8 am

The Copper Canyon Mainline Fire was discovered on August 2, 2015. The
current size is estimated at 7.5 hectares and is suspected to be person
caused. Fire crews are working to extinguish this fire.

There is currently no risk to structures and no evacuation is anticipated
for this fire.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

SKUTZ FALL FIRE UPDATE

August 5, 2015 – 8 am

The Skutz Falls Fire is now completely contained and fire crews are working
to “mop up” any remaining hotspots!

Thank you to all the dedicated people who have worked so hard to extinguish
this fire!!!