Update on Meachen Creek Wildfire - September 7th
The Meachen Creek Fire (N11886)
9113 hectares in size (mapped)
66 firefighting personnel on site
4 helicopters are assigned to the complex
5 pieces of heavy equipment
This wildfire is in the Kianuko Provincial Park and the Meachen Creek drainage, approximately 4 kilometres southwest of St. Mary Lake and is classified as Out of Control.
All containment lines have continued to hold on the east side and there has been no further encroachment towards the St. Mary Lake community. The Meachen Fire is now 70% contained. Today’s objectives will be much the same as Thursday. Crews will continue establishing hose lines around the excursion and continue to work in the Fiddler Creek drainage. Helicopters with buckets will be used to support the suppression efforts. Crews will work the lower end of the spine in the northeast corner and bucket hot spots as required. Removal of some structural protection equipment will continue today. There are currently crews from BC and Ontario working on the fire.
Friday: Sunny with increasing clouds in the afternoon. Temperatures in the mid twenties with relative humidity values near 22%. 50% chance of precipitation overnight. Winds will be 10km/hr to 35km/hr mostly out of the Southwest.