Harrop Creek Wildfire near Harrop BC continues to grow…now 2,126.0 hectares – Crews continue to build guard

47 Firefighters, 4 helicopters and 3 pieces of heavy equipment working to complete a fire guard to contain the fire from moving northward…

Harrop Creek BC Wildfire: (N71382)

Last updated: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 at 10:45 AM

Location: 10 km south of Harrop-Procter in southeast BC on the west arm of Kootenay Lake
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Discovered: Thursday, July 27, 2017

Size: 2,126.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active

Interface: This is not an interface fire.

More information
This fire is currently burning in steep and complex terrain.

ROAD CLOSURES: The Harrop Mainline and East Harrop Mainline Forest Service Road is closed to the public at this time to aid in fire suppression efforts and to keep the public safe.

BC Wildfire Service personnel are monitoring the fire daily and implementing control strategies.

The fire continues to produce large amounts of smoke and will be highly visible in and around the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. People with respiratory issues may wish to contact their health professionals.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
• 47 firefighters
• 4 helicopters
• 3 heavy equipment
Crews continue to build guard with the aid of heavy equipment and helicopters. Crews work to continue to contain movement towards the north.

UPDATED AUG 3: Harrop Creek Wildfire now covering 1,500 hectares

Pre Alert Evacuation Messaging for Harrop and Procter