Real-Time Emergency Updates

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. 

 

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 11:15

Whyte Lake Wildfire

BC Wildfire Service, Metro Vancouver and District of West Vancouver fire crews are responding to a wildfire near Whyte Lake

West Vancouver Fire & Rescue, Metro Vancouver and Coastal Fire continue working together to fight a wildfire above Horseshoe Bay near Whyte Lake that has grown from one to three hectares overnight.   Helicopter crews are currently dumping water from Whyte Lake onto the fire, which is located in terrain that is difficult for ground crews to access. The North Shore Emergency Operations Centre is activated to support the incident.

All recreational trails in this area are closed due to their proximity to the wildfire. This includes Baden Powell trail and trails in and around Whyte Lake. Members of the public are being asked to avoid the area completely.

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

The smoke from the fire is currently moving south towards Horseshoe Bay and the BC Ferries Terminal.  People in the affected area should close their windows, and people with breathing difficulties should use extra caution leave the area until the smoke diminishes.

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 15:15

How to help victims of the Lions Manor Fire

Donate financially: www.myparkgate.com    tax receipts are available

Housing: we are looking for short-term to long-term housing for displaced seniors who would like to stay in the community. If you can help, please email seniors@myparkgate.com or post your offering at the Information Board at the community centre

Donations of goods are not being accepted at this time. If you have items to donate, please consider donating to one of the existing local agencies such as Salvation Army, Harvest Project or others that are already set up to receive donations.