Lightning Strike Fires on the Hurley

Posted by on August 19, 2012

A huge lightning storm rolled through on Saturday night and lasted all night long.   As a result of the lightning strikes, 4 fires are burning on the Hurley Road today.  The Lillooet Fire Zone is currently actioning all fires with tanker support to hold the line as crews make their way back into the bush. All of the fires are 1 ha or smaller, and not of great concern at this point.  No travel advisories on the Hurley or interface issues.  Updates will be made if the situation changes.

Drivers on the Hurley Road today are reporting significant smoke in the area.  Drive with caution if visibility from the smoke gets bad.

Please be aware there is a full Campfire Ban in effect for the Lillooet Fire Zone.  This includes the area from the summit of the Hurley to Gold Bridge and Bralorne.

UPDATE:  Fires are all contained and are in mop up.  Another fire started in the Carl Creek area near the East Hurley in Bralorne on Monday and was  spotted by locals who sprung into action and worked with MOF crews to get it out fast!   Great work to everyone involved!

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