As of 1:30 p.m. Friday, the Flood Falls fire was estimated to be about 50 hectares.
From BC Wildfire: “Due to hot, dry conditions and gusty winds, growth is expected on this fire throughout the day today. This fire is burning is very steep terrain presenting access challenges for ground crews. Helicopters are focussing on bucketing the North and East flanks of this fire.”
A wildfire burning very close to Hope is now estimated to be about 30 hectares in size.
The BC Wildfire Service updated the fire information Friday morning, adding that the fire is burning on an extremely steep slope at rank three, “meaning a moderately vigorous surface fire with an organized flame front and occasional candling.”
They are working on the fire with the Hope Fire Department, and there is a ground crew, response officers and five helicopters on scene with additional crews on their way.
They said that despite the visibility of the fire, there are no structures or infrastructure threatened at this time.
The fire is in the Flood Falls area and has been burning since sometime overnight. BC Wildfire has listed the fire as human caused.
The public are reminded to keep the Flood Falls Road area clear for responders.
#BCWildfire Service and @HopeFireDept are responding to the Flood Falls Trail wildfire (V12335) located SW of #HopeBC. The fire is estimated to be 30 hectares in size and is classified as Out of Control. It is burning on an extremely steep slope at rank three, … pic.twitter.com/RTvEHMGPWN
— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) September 9, 2022
|A BC Wildfire map shows the location of the fire at Flood Falls Trail near Hope Friday morning (Sept. 9). (BC Wildfire map)|
To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.
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