Fire crews battling Alberni brush fire

Port Alberni fire crews are still battling a brush fire in Shoemaker Bay that has already consumed an area two hectares in size.

Port Alberni Fire Department and forestry service crews are still battling a brush fire in Shoemaker Bay that started overnight.

The fire has already burned through an area two hectares in size.

A fire department crew responded to the call of a fire at 2:15 a.m., Captain Peter Aspinall said.

The crew first went to Harbour Quay to see exactly where the fire was burning and discovered it was on city property at Shoemaker Bay.

When they arrived at the scene they found a large brush fire.

The crew sounded a second alarm and all firefighters from the department responded.

They fought the fire for an hour and a half before forestry service crews responded to help.

Getting to the fire to fight it was difficult though.

“There was an extremely large area of blueberry and bramble bush about ten feet high the guys had to get through to get at it,” Aspinall said.

No cause has been determined yet, Aspinall said.

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