MAGEE ROAD FIRE UPDATE - District of Squamish

Paradise Valley residents remain on evacuation alert tonight, however the BC Wildfire Service reported this afternoon that there was no growth of the fire and the fire behaviour is low. The fire is being held at the snowline on the Squamish Valley side and has not crossed the ridge to threaten Paradise Valley.

The District of Squamish is receiving evacuated residents from the Upper Squamish Valley (Squamish Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area D). Residents who have evacuated but have not checked into designated hotels are asked to please call 604-815-4931 to register for non accommodation services.

Plans are also being put in place to support the evacuation of livestock. Residents of the Squamish and Paradise Valleys who may need to evacuate livestock can contact 604-815-4995 for information.

As reported by the BC Wildfire Service, crews battling the fire today included: 37 firefighters, three helicopters, three excavators and a Structural Protection Unit, being installed at homes closest to the fire. Crews will continue their work through the night.

The District of Squamish established a second Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) structure devoted to the fire. An EOC continues to be devoted to the COVID-19 response. Work focusses on supporting and collaborating with all agencies responding to the fire including: BC Wildfire Service, Squamish RCMP, Squamish Lillooet Regional District and Emergency Social Services/Red Cross, in addition to the Squamish Nation. 

Stay tuned to:

BC Wildfire Service

@SquamishRCMP on Twitter

https://www.slrd.bc.ca/

https://squamish.ca/magee-road-fire/

April 16, 2020

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  • Sharon A Smith Apr 17, 2020, 11:06 AM (17 months ago)

    Thankyou to our awesome Forest Firefighters, Local Squamish Firefighters, RCMP and all the volunteers helping with managing this fire. Stay safe.

  • Ihor Zalubniak Apr 16, 2020, 9:57 PM (18 months ago)

    Thanks to all who responded so quickly to control this fire.
    It would be helpful, in light of the nature of social media, if the District could appoint an individual or individuals to act as on-site reporters at the earliest possible opportunity to post details to stem speculation and subjective opinions which are not helpful in keeping information factual and current.

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