Reduced fire activity on the Tsulquate Creek fire near Port Hardy has resulted in the rescinding of the Evacuation Alert by the District of Port Hardy upon the recommendation of the BC Wildfire Service. This alert had been in place for Mayors Way and Upper Carnarvon Street.
This alert had been issued by the District of Port Hardy on July 5, 2015. More information is available on the District of Port Hardy’s webpage at http://www.porthardy.ca.
Steady progress by crews has resulted in 75% containment of the Tsulquate Creek fire. The southeast edge of the fire facing the community is completely contained. The fire is currently 16 hectares in size.
Helicopters will continue to use water to cool hotspots, allowing ground crews to work on increasing the containment of the fire.
The northern part of Vancouver Island is in extreme Fire Danger Rating, and people are asked to be cautious with any activity that could result in a forest fire.
To report a wildfire call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.
For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to http://www.bcwildfire.ca
You can also follow the latest wildfire news on:
Donna MacPherson or Marg Drysdale
Fire Information Officer
Wildfire Management Branch
Coastal Fire Centre