The Squamish Valley fire is estimated to be 203 hectares in size, according to an update by BC Wildfire Service.
The estimates of the fire have grown from 60 hectares to 100 hectares in the last two days. A GPS track has now been taken of the fire, which shows the size of the fire is actually 203 hectares.
“The change in size is due to a GPS track being obtained and not due to fire growth,” according to the update.
BC Wildfire Service said the weather looks the same as yesterday, which is favourable for firefighters. However, there will be a weak cold front down the coast today and overnight which may increase fire vigour, the service said.
Crews will be assigned to extinguish identified Squamish Valley bottom spots today, and access will be established on north hillside for a direct attack where possible.
A checkpoint at the 12-kilometre mark of the Squamish Valley Road has been established, and no unauthorized vehicles will be allowed past this point.
The fire is suspected to be human-caused and is under investigation.