Dog Mountain blaze grows to 160 hectares

No planes or helicopters fought the fire on July 7 due to poor smoke conditions.

A 160 hectare fire burns on Dog Mountain the night of July 6.

A 160 hectare fire burns on Dog Mountain the night of July 6.

The Dog Mountain fire has grown to 160 hectares, Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Department Chief Wade Hepp said following an emergency operations centre meeting the night of July 7.

“No planes or helicopters flew today to action the fire due to poor smoke conditions,” said Hepp. The lack of wind caused the smoke to settle and obscured visibility.

“A fire break was made near the isthmus,” Hepp said. “Ministry of Forest was doing to do a back burn today but the weather did not cooperate.”

The MoF fire services will try to do a burn again tomorrow, said Hepp.

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