Mars waiting for first call up, as wet weather helps crews contain south coast fires
The BC Wildfire Service says there’s been little change with the major fires in the Island Coastal region.
Crews are on 24 hour patrol and mop up duty at the Dog Mountain fire near Sproat Lake, which burned through 450 hectares before it was completely contained.
The Lake is home base to the Martin Mars, which was ready for service on the weekend, but it wasn’t used in part because of poor weather.
Chief Fire Information Officer Kevin Skrepnek also says, so far, there hasn’t been a situation where the Mars could be called up
18 cabins on the shores of Sproat Lake remain under an evacuation order, even though the Dog Mountain fire is fully contained.
The other major fire burning on the south coast – the Old Sechelt Mine fire – is at 400 hectares, and 75 per cent contained.