and Agricultural Society

LLVFDS Update for Aug. 7

Firefighters from Abbotsford, LLVFD, Coombs, Burnaby, Alberta Wildfire and BC Wildfire remain on scene dealing with hotspots that are still occurring.

The controlled burns at the east end of the lake continue by BC Wildfire and Alberta Wildfire personnel. They are using FireSmart methods where trees are trimmed and the ground cover burnt. This removes fuel but preserves the appearance of the hillside. Bubble zones are established around structures using sprinklers and fire breaks and there has been no structural damage to date.

Air quality is still extremely poor at the lake and masks are being used as needed. The visibility is such that aerial support is limited.

Winds have remained fairly calm so far today.

TELUS has completed their work in the past few days and service is restored. A cell and wifi hub are operational at the Community Hall now.

Jeff Harrison