UPDATE Apr 9: BC Wildfire Service reports Squamish Valley fire

UPDATE: April 9, 12:15 p.m. 

BC Wildfire Service (BCWFS) has advised that the rain over the past week has helped considerably to bring the fire under control, and it is now being held.

A BC Wildfire crew conducted a patrol yesterday, and extinguished all of the hot spots found on the perimeter. An aerial scan will take place on Wednesday morning to map the fire and identify any remaining hot spots, at which time crews will determine whether it is safe to enter and extinguish the hot spots, or continue to address those that are accessible from the perimeter.

The perimeter is mapped at 68 hectares. Currently, there is no concern about growth or spread of the fire and the potential for it to escape from the perimeter is minimal.

UPDATE: April 3, 12:30 p.m.

BC Wildfire Service (BCWFS) has advised that the rain is assisting in fire suppression but also making working conditions more challenging in the steep terrain. There has been no fire growth, with the fire still mapped at 50 hectares and significant additional rain forecast for the coming days. The Squamish Valley Road is open - please be cautious of BCWFS crews and vehicles who may be on the road in the fire work zone.


UPDATE: April 2, 6 p.m.

BC Wildfire Service (BCWFS) has advised that the fire is now mapped at 50 hectares with growth today on the upper slopes. There is still no recommendation from BCWFS for an evacuation alert or order as growth remains away from residences. The Squamish Valley Road remains open but all non-essential travel is discouraged.

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View the BC Wildfire Service Active Wildfires map.

UPDATE: April 2, 11:36 a.m.

BC Wildfire Service is reporting that the fire burning in the Upper Squamish Valley (approximately 17.5 kilometres northwest of Squamish) has grown to 15 hectares in size. The fire has burned uphill, and away from structures, as expected. 

There is no anticipated evacuation alert at this time.

Increased fire behavior is expected today with warm weather. Smoke is likely to be visible from Highway 99 and in the Squamish and Whistler areas.

Forecasted rain tonight and Wednesday will assist with fire control.

Updates will continue to be provided with any new information.  

April 1, 7 p.m. - The District of Squamish has received the following information from the BC Wildfire Service:

A fire is burning in the Squamish Valley at 17.5 kilometres, within the Squamish Lillooet Regional DistrictThis fire reportedly started as a structure fire but transitioned to a wildland fire. The fire is listed on the BC Wildfire Service Active Wildfires map

A helicopter and a 20-person unit crew are on site and they anticipate that the fire will be under control tomorrow. 

They do not anticipate a need for evacuation or evacuation alerts. Smoke can be anticipated for north Squamish and Brackendale tonight and tomorrow.  

Updates will be provided with any new information. 


April 01, 2019

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