Slow zone on Trans Canada Highway east of Revelstoke due to fire fighting activity

The Clachnacudainn East wildfire is near the highway around 16 km east of Revelstoke

Parks Canada fire crews continue to manage three wildfires, one in Mt. Revelstoke National Park and two in Glacier National Park.

Fire suppression on the Clachnacudainn East wildfire includes a small area near the Trans-Canada Highway, said a news release from Parks Canada.

“Watch for highway workers, fire fighters and water trucks working adjacent to the highway,” the release said.

For safety of motorists and workers in the area, there are reduced speed zones approximatley 16 kilometres east of Revelstoke on the Trans-Canada Highway.

On Wednesday fire crews completed aerial ignition work-lighting fire using helicopters-in order to strengthen natural fire breaks in Caribou Pass by eliminating fuel in those areas.

Parks Canada’s fire suppression actions are focused on limiting the spread of the 30-Mile wildfire east onto provincial lands.

On the other end, the wildfire has continued to burn slowly southward with a small area now outside the park along the western slopes of Silent Mountain.

Working closely with BC Wildfire Service, fire crews continue to actively monitor and manage this wildfire as well as the Mountain creek wildfire in Glacier National Park.

The Clachnacudainn East wildfire is approximatly 320 hectares, the 30-Mile fire is approximatley 2,850 hectares and the Mountain Creek fire is approximatley 130 hectares.

According to the news release, these fires do not currently pose a risk to people or assets, however, due to the fire activity and the active fire operations Silvertip Canyon climing area and trail in Mt. Revelstoke National Park as well as Beaver Valley area and trails in Glacier National Park, and adjacent provincial lands have been closed.

 

Smoke from the Clachnacudainn East wildfire on Aug.21. (Parks Canada) Smoke from the Clachnacudainn East wildfire on Aug.21. (Parks Canada)

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