The BC Wildfire Service said weak fire behavior was observed on most of the Lake Hanukwa wildfires on Thursday.
There was active fire behavior in the south near the lake and smoke in the area is expected to moderate the weather forecast, resulting in weaker fire behavior today.
However, forecasters are calling for gusts of wind this weekend that could literally fan the flames.
Work continues on the west and north sides of the blaze, and crews have completed laying the pipe that will help secure the north side of the blaze closest to Seymour Arm. Teams are cleaning and patrolling this area.
Work is also continuing in the southwest corner of the fire where machine and hand guards are being built and will be followed by water supply pipe systems.
Advances in containment of the west and north sides of the fire meant that protection of the structure was no longer required. The demobilization of the structural protection systems on the east side of Seymour Inlet is now complete.
A thermal imaging scan was performed last night, providing the locations of hot spot targets that crews will respond to today.
The evacuation order issued by the Regional District of Columbia Shuswap has been downgraded to an evacuation alert for Seymour Arm, which includes:
- All of the Seymour Arm community residences located in the Tranquility Bay neighborhood.
- All properties east of Seymour Arm Bay Road and Seymour River Road in Bughouse Bay, including Tipman Road and Bradley Road and boat-only properties.