Starting with British Columbia (Canada), I reported on two wildfires:
1. The Red Deer Creek Fire (burning in British Columbia and Alberta: an estimated 34,827 hectares burned (or 86,060 acres) reported to be 10 percent contained. Evacuations are no longer in place. Structure protection is in places at oil and gas values in the vicinity. Cooler temps and lower humidity earlier this week helped wildland firefighters.
2. The Smith Creek Fire is reported at 280 hectares (or 692 acres) thanks to better mapping. (642 acres) and remains at 60 percent containment. Only one property (down from 2,200) remains under an evacuation order as of Tuesday, July 22.
A nice interactive map of the current active wildfires in British Columbia may be found on here.
Wildfires continue in the Pacific Northwest. Here is updated information on:
Buzzard Complex (OR) 395,747 acres, 905 percent of the perimeter is contained.
Carlton Complex (WA) 250,258 acres, 16 percent of the perimeter is contained.
For more information on wildfires burning in Oregon and Washington, thanks to Mike Archer of Wildfire News of the Day:
- KOIN6 on new wildfires (with video) in OR and update on Carlton Complex in WA
- update on Carlton Complex Wildfire, biggest in WA history
- Our friends from British Columbia sent tankers to help fight WA wildfires
- WA state firefighting cost exceeding budget
Bill Gabbert posted an update on the Carlton Complex Wildfire (WA) on Wildfire Today on July 22nd