Two new fires of note near Golden

Wildfires continue to burn around Golden, with two fires of note in the area.

The Hunter Creek fire is highly visible from the Trans-Canada Highway east of Golden, and is burning remotely and not impacting any communities or structures. The fire was discovered August 12, and is currently burning at 18 hectares in size approximately eight km east of Golden. The Hunter Creek fire is suspected to have started due to lightning strikes in the area.

The Glenogle and Porcupine fire began on August 11, and has grown to an estimated 113 hectares in size. This fire is also highly visible from the Trans-Canada Highway, and is not currently impacting the highways or any communities or structures. The fire is only approximately 400 metres north of Highway 1, and 16 km east of Golden. The suspected cause for the Glenogle Porcupine fire is lightning.

There are 19 firefighters attacking the blaze and three pieces of heavy equipment. Crews are working to secure the eastern flank, and heavy equipment is working to complete the western cat guard. Crews are continuing hand ignition operations along the existing cat guard, and are also setting up hose lay. Crews also continue to asses and fall danger trees.

The Redburn Creek fire, which began August 9 in the Blaeberry, is no longer considered a fire of note, and is burning at 101 hectares approximately 18 km northeast of Golden. The fire was taken down as a fire of note at the end of the day on Monday. The Redburn Creek fire is being closely monitored, and is burning at a low intensity. It has connected with natural fuel breaks, and has been exhibiting minimal growth.

The modified response on the Redburn Creek fire used a combination of suppression techniques, including direct and indirect attack, and monitoring to steer, contain, and otherwise manage the fire activity.

Golden has seen more than a dozen fires within a 20-km radius of the Town since the beginning of fire season.

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