This is for your information: Fire #31072 on this link
This fire Started July 13th : The fire started close to the Cariboo Mountain repeater to the East right up at the top end of Keithley Creek. (Likely Area) We have been in touch with all the Miners in that area since the start of this fire.
Now the fire has burned North over the divide and just across the 1300 road towards the Swift River. The Cariboo Fire Center told me that it has stopped growing and they are putting in a guard there. They expect minimal growth to this fire.
They have estimated it at around 47 Kilometer on the 1300 Rd. (Quesnel) or also known as the Swift River Rd.
If you are in this area or know anyone that is please let them know to be ready to leave if the fire changes and please let me know so I can inform the Wildfire Branch through FLNRO. As this maybe the fastest way to inform anyone in that area. What I need to know is what Kilometer they are at, any side Rd they may be on as much info to their location the better… Ideally Longitude and Latitude would be the best or UTM coordinates.
FLNRO wanted me to let you know that you can expect increased air traffic in this area over the next couple of days.
Stay Safe everyone.
Attention ALL PLACER MINERS in BC:
Hi all Members: I have been working with FLNRO, MEM and the Fire Center, I have attached the Crown Land Document here for you. You MUST Still follow all the regulations of the Wild Fire Act.
Here are the links again for the Danger Ratings and Also for the Weather Stations close to you.
The Link Below is the Document for Crown Land Use: Dated August 11, 2017
This is the information that Rick Adams (MEM) was able to get for the Placer Industry, from the Information Officer for The Cariboo Fire Center.
This closure does not apply to mining activities. As you mentioned, these activities are still bound by the usual restrictions and we would like to urge that caution be taken with all activities given the current extreme fire danger ratings and high winds expected in the next couple of days.
Information Officer, Cariboo Fire Centre
BC Wildfire Service | Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
Phone: 778-799-2101 | Cell: 250-392-0171
Report Wildfires: 1 800 663-5555 or *5555
Here is the link to the weather stations here in the Cariboo: http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/dmf-viewer/?siteid=8461315703751178746&ll=52.3,-122&z=7
Here is the link to the Danger Class for those weather stations: http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/DgrCls/index.asp?Region=7
See below for the Regulations that pertain to you the Placer Miner!
Here are the regulations for High Risk Industrial operations which we fall under.
[am. B.C. Reg. 206/2005, s. 16.]
Restrictions on High Risk Activities
(Section 6 (3))
|III (moderate)||After 3 consecutive days of DGR III or greater, maintain a fire watcher after work for a minimum of one hour||Until after the fire danger class falls below DGR III|
|IV (high)||Maintain a fire watcher after work for a minimum of 2 hours||Until after the fire danger class falls below DGR III|
|After 3 consecutive days of DGR IV, cease activity between 1 p.m. PDT (Pacific Daylight Saving Time) and sunset each day||Until after the fire danger class falls to DGR III for 2 consecutive days, or falls below DGR III|
|V (extreme)||Cease activity between 1 p.m. PDT (Pacific Daylight Saving Time) and sunset each day and maintain a fire watcher after work for a minimum of 2 hours||Until after the fire danger class falls below DGR IV for 2 or more consecutive days|
|After 3 consecutive days of DGR V, cease activity all day||Until after the danger class falls below DGR V for 3 or more consecutive days, or falls below DGR IV|