They sat along the docks and the shoreline, watching the flames dance across the night sky.
People from Caddy Lake and West Hawk Lake gathered at the Caddy Lake Resort last night to watch and worry.
Global News’ Shannon Cuciz was among them.
“(The flames) would start in the left, they would move to the right and the smoke would just fill up these huge white and gray clouds. You’d think that the flames were done and they’d start right up again,” she said.
She said the spectacle was entrancing, but people were also thinking what could happen if the winds changed and the fire crossed over to their side of the lake.
“People are thinking, ‘what do I have with me, what do I need with me’,” she said.
Water bombers and helicopters fought the smoke and flames all day yesterday. More crews will be out today.
The rain in today’s forecast would be welcomed by area residents and emergency crews.
Yesterday, the 2,800 hectare fire sparked further evacuations – the east shore of Caddy Lake.
We’re expecting an update from emergency officials later today.
(Photo from Global News)
(Below: fire maps of Caddy Lake and Beresford Lake fires from the Canadian Wildland Fire Information System. Grey denotes estimate of the fire perimeter. Yellow stars denote hot spots over 24 hours. View the interactive maps here.)