Dog Mountain fire at 96 hectares

The Sproat Lake fire has doubled in size since yesterday.

A forestry firefighting helicopter battles the blaze on July 5.

The Dog Mountain forest fire at Sproat Lake has grown to 96 hectares, B.C. Coastal Fire Centre fire information officer Marg Drysdale said.

The fire was reported at 1.5 ha at 4 p.m. on July 4, at five ha by 6:30 p.m. that evening, at 35 ha by the morning of July 5 and at 45 by that evening.

According to Drysdale, structural protection units have been installed on some of the cabins at the area.

“What those are are sprinker units that wet down the roofs so the fire passes over,” said Drysdale.

“This area is still considered dangerous due to the rolling debris coming downhill from the fire. The public is cautioned that this is a very active and dangerous response area, and they should not approach the area by boat or foot,” a statement from the CFC reads.

Drysdale said that whether or not the fire will jump the lake depends on the wind conditions. Lake residents are urged to remove any dry material to avoid embers or ashes that may float across to their properties starting a new fire. For more information, visit www.firesmartbc.ca.

reporter@albernivalleynews.com

twitter.com/alberninews

Just Posted

VIDEO: Man extracted from vehicle eight hours after accident near Cameron Lake

People making pit stop at picnic area made crash discovery

Person extracted from vehicle accident in Cameron Lake

A person has been extracted today from a reported vehicle accident in… Continue reading

Seeing double, the trials and tribulations of twins

BIG READ: Three Vancouver Island mothers share their experiences with multiple births

Learn about Port Alberni’s mayoral candidates with new film series

Alberni Valley filmmaker Dallas Dalziel discusses key issues with candidates

City of Port Alberni issues water quality alert for Kitsuksis Creek area

Kitsuksis Creek residents urged to use alternate drinking water source

Conservation officer frees B.C. deer from flotation gear mishap

BC Conservation Officer Service is reminding residents to keep backyards clear of entanglements

Lions earn stunning 35-32 OT win over Ticats

Epic comeback lifts B.C. past Hamilton in CFL thriller

Czarnik nets 3 as Flames dump Canucks 5-2

Calgary picks up exhibition win over Vancouver

Ottawa to name new ambassador for women, peace and security, Freeland says

Chrystia Freeland also confirmed Canada would spend about $25 million to fund number of initiatives

‘A little bright spot:’ Ottawa residents rescue dog trapped beneath rubble

Freelance journalist says rescue of a dog trapped under rubble was happy ending amid chaos in Ottawa

B.C. deaf community wants different sign languages on federal accessibility act

Advocates also want Indigenous Sign Language to be recognized on the Indigenous Language Act

VIDEO: B.C.-born firefighter remembered by MP in emotional speech

Family asks first responders to look after one another in wake of suicide, growing concerns of PTSD

Airline has ‘close call’ with drone while en route to B.C. airport

Jazz Aviation reported the drone sighting near Vancouver to the RCMP and Transport Canada

Tragic accident claims life of B.C. toddler

Fundraising effort has been created to help mom and family

Most Read