Skip to content

Tumbler Ridge wildfires grow to 110 and 36 hectares

Two wildfires near Tumbler Ridge have grown out of control.
tentfire-creek
Tentfire Creek.

Update:

The two wildfires near Tumbler Ridge have grown out of control, according to the B.C. wildfire service. The Tentfire Creek fire has expanded to 110 hectares, while the fire at Hook Creek and Imperial Creek jumped to 36 hectares. 

The District of Tumbler Ridge says there is 'no need for alarm' and continue to actively monitor the situation alongside the service. 

Original story:

A four hectare wildfire has broke out near Tumbler Ridge, with the blaze located by Tentfire Creek, adjacent to Kinuseo Falls Road.

The District of Tumbler Ridge says the situation is currently safe for recreational users in the area, and are actively monitoring alongside the B.C. Wildfire Service.

“While there is currently no need for alarm, residents are reminded to be prepared to leave quickly during an emergency event as you may not get as much notice as you would hope for,” wrote the district in a media release.

They added the fire was not unexpected news with the recent heatwave and thunderstorms forecasted for the region.

Another fire was also reported this afternoon by Hook Creek and Imperial Creek, approximately two hectares in size and equally expected to grow.

The district is also reminding the public of the provincial opening burning ban in place, which includes campfires, fireworks, and other burning activities.

Failure to comply with the ban can result in a $1,150 fine.

 

2021-Tentfire Creek Fire by Tom Summer on Scribd