After the currently-burning Harrison Lake East wildfire was discovered last month, a second wildfire was discovered in the area this past weekend and is still 0% contained, according to an update from BC Wildfire Service on Tuesday.
Known as the Slollicum Creek wildfire, the blaze was discovered on Saturday, August 19, and is estimated to be about 50 hectares in size.
The fire is located 12 km Northeast of Harrison Lake on east side, not too far from the Harrison Lake East fire, which is now 60% contained, according to BC Wildfire Service.
As of Tuesday, 24 firefighters, four helicopters, along with three heavy-equipment pieces had been dispatched to the blaze.
No evacuation orders have been issued because of the fire, but smoke from the blaze can be seen.
BC Wildfire Service is also advising boaters to stay clear of the Rainbow Falls area to ensure that Helicopters are able to safely obtain water from Harrison Lake to “bucket” the fire.
It’s believed that both fires were caused by humans.