Monday, August 03, 2009

Looking at some maps in relation to the Mount McLean fire

I am comparing an August 1st map with one that seems to be from today(?).

The big change is that the fire has consumed the upper half of Towne Creek and burned past much of the fireguard that was built there. The whole staging area on the August first map is now burned/burning.

The northern edge of the fire is being contained by the alpine, but from the eastern end of the lake through to Retaskit, all the timber has burned. Though in general the fire has not seemed to move much on the western front.

The fire has some natural barriers to the north near town - the Dickey Creek fire of 2004 burned much of the forest to the immediate north of Lillooet. As it stands, the fire has reached Dickey Creek.

1 comment:

Carol said...

Fire has burned half of the town and fireguard buildings also!!!

Carol
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