The fire in Squamish Valley is not contained and is still moving this morning, according to Squamish RCMP.
The Paradise Valley and Cheekeye Indigenous Community will be the focus for today as RCMP and officers work door to door to ensure all those in the community are ready to leave at a moment’s notice.
“We are grateful for the tireless work of our RCMP, fire crews, the community members of the Squamish Valley, and the volunteers” says Inspector Kara Triance.
“Please give us support by not visiting the area and allowing us to focus on the work at hand.”
Meanwhile, a number of homes in the SLRD have been evacuated.
Emergency support services are available, and residents requiring emergency accommodation have been directed to the Executive Suites Hotel in Squamish where they will be connected with the Squamish Canadian Red Cross and Emergency Support Services.
“We are a community and area that works best under a collaborative effort and this is no exception. Keep communicating with us and we are in the area for urgent evacuations and ever-changing situations,” said Sgt. Sascha Banks of Squamish RCMP.
The fire is burning in heavy timber, and the fire service will bring in 42 fire fighters and three helicopters, and an excavator to help with the fire suppression.