Campfire reported at Roger Creek

PAFD was alerted to a smoldering campfire at the Roger Creek riverbank.

The Port Alberni Fire Department was called out to Roger Creek shortly after 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 18 after receiving a call from passers-by that there was a mostly extinguished campfire at the creek bed.

“There was a campfire down on the riverbank behind Dolan’s [Concrete]. It was already mostly out so we took it apart and made sure it was completely,” said Capt. Ed Francoeur.

The PAFD has been called out to the area in the past and there were signs of more recent fires at the riverbank today.

“There appears to have been a couple other fires out there recently  also on the riverbank, close to the river, so kind of safe but in this weather still not safe enough. We can’t have any campfires right now.”

Port Alberni is currently under an open fire ban until October 15.

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