Updated: Jul 8
UPDATE: As of Saturday, July 8, 2023, at 4:04:44 PM the "Horseshoe Lake Wildfire" is classified as "Contained"
Original Story: The Wildfire burning north of Vernon is now being called the "Horseshoe Lake Wildfire".
Located to the west of Otter Lake and Armstrong it is still classified as "out of control" by BC Wildfire Service.
The fire (K41194), was first spotted Friday, July 7th shortly after a thunderstorm and lightning rolled through the area.
The fire's suspected cause is lightning.
As of 8 am July 8th, the fire size was estimated at just under 4 hectares.
Evacuation orders and alerts for the rural properties to the west of the mountaintop fire Friday July 7th have been rescinded.
There are no current evacuation orders or alerts associated with this incident at this time.
It has been a busy fire season in British Columbia.
Wildfire Statistics Summary For 2023 Wildfire Season So Far:
- Fires this Year 733
- Active Fires 177
- Fires Last 24 Hours 68
- Fires Caused by Lightning 138
- Fires Caused by People 19
- Fires with Unknown Causes 20
- Fires of Note 6
- Out of Control 116
- Being Held 21
- Under Control 40
Wildfires by Fire Centre
- Cariboo 8
- Coastal 22
- Kamloops 17
- Northwest 35
- Prince George 89
- Southeast 6
Total for BC - 177
Tags: Wildfire on Armstrong's Mt Rose Swanson Still Considered "Out of Control"