Fire update 10:30 May 12

Today will be another full day of fire operations, with more than 125 firefighters working within the fire perimeter to address hotspots in preparation for the hot and dry conditions expected this weekend. These conditions are favourable for an increase in fire activity. Resources on the ground will be supported by four helicopters bucketing this afternoon.

The military personnel assisting with operations have successfully integrated into fire crews, and additional personnel will arrive this weekend to provide more support.

This weekend’s weather will determine if current fire status improves or worsens, which will in turn determine re-entry timelines. Re-entry planning is underway for when conditions allow.