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Nanaimo area wildfire mostly contained, Enviro Can says unusually dry weather to continue

The Coastal Fire Centre says the 6 1/2 hectare wildfire at Boomerang Lake, north west of Mt Benson is now 70 per cent contained.

Fire Information Officer Marg Drysdale says luckily, firefighters were able to get to it quickly Saturday afternoon.

Drysdale says the blaze, on private forest land, was person caused.

Unusually warm, dry weather is one of the reasons for the rapidly mounting fire danger, and there’s no relief in sight.

Environment Canada’s Matt MacDonald says we’re still under the system that caused a record dry May

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MacDonald also says it will take more than a couple of rainy days to lift the drought. The region is 50 to 60 millimeters short of a normal May and June.

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