From Our Emergency Response Services Manager


10 August 2022 - From Our Emergency Response Services Manager


The BC Wildfire Service continues to work on the S Douglas FSR wildfire (R51137). Currently, fire behaviour observed on this wildfire is rank 1, which indicates a smoldering ground fire. This reduced fire behaviour is a result of the suppression activity by firefighters and aerial resources, as well as a change in the type of fuels that are available to burn.


The fire is now estimated at 50 hectares. This change is mostly due to the ability to more accurately estimate the fire size with better visibility. However, growth did also occur within the logging block and upslope to the east, away from homes and infrastructure.

There are 36 personnel on site today, one helicopter and an airtanker skimmer group.


The skimmers worked out of Kitsumkalum Lake again this morning and have now completed their objectives. The six-pack of skimmers had been working on the east and north sides of the fire to slow the spread and cool the area to allow access by ground crews.

The objective for ground crews today is to completely wrap the fire with hose. Now that the skimmers are finished, crews will complete installation of the perimeter hose line and use water to soak the perimeter as they work to fully extinguish this wildfire.




Anthony Moore
Emergency Response Services Manager / Enforcement and Emergency Services
Nisg̱a’a Lisims Government
PO Box 231 - 5126 Skateen Ave
Gitlax̱t'aamiks, BC V0J 1A0



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