The Long Island wildfire is being held at 256 hectares. The evacuation order remains in effect for the entire island. This photo was taken on Aug. 6. (Carly Ferguson/The Observer)

The Long Island wildfire is being held at 256 hectares. The evacuation order remains in effect for the entire island. This photo was taken on Aug. 6. (Carly Ferguson/The Observer)

FVRD air quality alert canceled, Long Island wildfire holding steady

Only one fire listed as out of control in Harrison Hot Springs area

The Long Island wildfire remains under control as the air quality around Agassiz-Harrison clears from a smoky end to last week.

The four-day air quality advisory for the Fraser Valley Regional District has been cancelled as of Monday (Aug. 16); air quality has improved since the weather changed.

Six wildfires remain after multiple wildfires were sparked by lightning during the B.C. Day long weekend along the northern half of Harrison Lake. After more than two weeks of burning, the Long Island wildfire is being held on the north end of the island, remaining at 256 hectares and unlikely to spread further. An evacuation order for the entire island remains in effect.

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The Clear Creek wildfire is the only local wildfire still listed as out of control. It is not reported to have grown significantly, holding at 700 hectares. Clear Creek No. 2 and Clear Creek East are still listed as being held. Clear Creek South no longer appears on the map.

Hornet Creek No. 1 is under control, holding at 0.9 hectares; Big Silver Creek is also under control at 3 hectares.

Cooler, wetter weather for the early part of this week may help firefighters gain even more ground against the wildfires.

There have been about 20 wildfires that have burned in the Agassiz-Harrison area as of Monday.

As of Monday morning, more than 1,500 wildfires have burned in B.C. with 269 still active.

– With files from Jenna Hauck


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