The Battleship Mountain wildfire, to the west of Hudson's Hope, continues to expand due to high winds. Warm and dry conditions resulted in Rank 4 fire behaviour at the head of the fire, according to the BC Wildfire Service.

• Structure protection personnel are continuing to triage values around Carbon Lake and the WAC Bennett Dam. 

• Helicopters will continue bucketing around the Battleship Mountain and Carbon Lake areas. 

• Access has been limited to bring in heavy equipment but crews are working on developing alternative access routes over the next several days.

The District of Hudson's Hope has declared a State of Local Emergency and issued an Evacuation Order and an Evacuation Alert for the Municipality of Hudson's Hope. For more information, visit the Hudson's Hope website here. 

The Peace River Regional District has issued an Evacuation Order and has expanded the existing Evacuation Alert. For more information, visit the Peace River Regional District's website here.


Battleship Mountain Wildfire map, BC Wildfire Service, Sept 5, 2022