Crews doing controlled burn to get upper hand on Dog Mountain fire
The Dog Mountain fire on Sproat Lake is now mapped at 400 hectares, up from 245 yesterday.
Fire Information Officer Ellie Dupont says that’s mainly due to the controlled burn crews did yesterday. There are 31 firefighters and 3 helicopters working on it.
Dupont says the area will likely be a bit smokier because of the controlled burns, but once they’re done the smoke should die down significantly.
Meanwhile, the Old Sechelt Mine fire on the Sunshine Coast is at 300 hectares, but controlled burns will bump that number up soon.
The 16 hectare Tsulquate River fire near Port Hardy is now 50% contained.
The Boulder Creek and Cougar creek fires are 5000 hectares and the Elaho Fire is still an estimated 20,000 hectares.