Real-Time Emergency Updates

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 18:15

Whyte Lake Fire Update

Fire is under control but still still actively burning

The fire near Whyte Lake is now under control, yet there is still active burning.

All area trails remain closed. Crews are still actively working and we ask that everyone avoid the area until further notice. 

Further updates will be provided when they are available. Thank you for your cooperation.

Please be fire safe this weekend and remember that all barbecues (including briquette and gas-fuelled barbecues), gas-fired stoves and hot plates, and outdoor ovens and burners are prohibited to reduce the risk of accidental fire in the District of North Vancouver, District of West Vancouver and City of North Vancouver.

Smoking and open fires are banned in all parks and beaches across the North Shore as well.

How to report a wildfire:

  • Be our eyes and ears and report unusual activity that is not fire safe.

  • If you see smoke, flames or an open fire violation, call BC Wildfire Service at 1-800-663-5555 or dial *5555 from your mobile device. 

 

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 10:00

Whyte Lake Wildfire Update

Ongoing fire suppression efforts have been effective

The wildfire near Whyte Lake is now 50 per cent contained and is responding well to suppression efforts. Firefighters are making progress by air and ground efforts. 

Crews continue fighting the fire from the air using helicopters and accessing water from Whyte Lake today.

One northbound lane remained closed on Highway 99 north of Horseshoe Bay for staging of emergency vehicles. Please use caution when passing this area.

All Baden Powell trails and trails in and around Whyte Lake remain closed. Please avoid the area until further notice.

Further updates will be provided as available. Thank you for your cooperation.

HOW TO REPORT A WILDFIRE:

If you see smoke, flames or an open fire violation, call BC Wildfire Service at 1-800-663-5555 or dial *5555 from your mobile device. 

 

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 17:15

Whyte Lake Fire Update

Suppression efforts are going well

The wildfire near Whyte Lake is not growing and is responding well to suppression efforts. Crews are monitoring the area this evening and overnight. 

West Vancouver Parks staff will be monitoring trail heads this evening and tomorrow. All Baden Powell trails and trails in and around Whyte Lake remain closed. Please avoid the area until further notice.

The next update will be posted on Friday, August 10 in the morning. Thank you for your cooperation.

HOW YOU CAN HELP KEEP US SAFE:

If you see smoke, flames or an open fire violation, call BC Wildfire Service at 1-800-663-5555 or dial *5555 from your mobile device.