The BC Wildfire Service has confirmed that a fire burning 13 KM along the Mamquam Forest Service Road (13 KM east of Squamish) is now at 3 1/2 hectares in size and is classed as ‘Out of Control’.

The fire was first reported on the evening of August 27th and is currently in a cut block burning in slash. Current resources on the fire include 6 initial attack personnel, 10 contract firefighters, a Fire Investigator, a Forest Officer, 2 danger tree fallers, 1 excavator and 3 helicopters. The firefighting effort is also being supported by fixed wing air tankers.

In a release the BC Wildfire Services’ Coastal Fire Centre says the small community of Ring Road, a power station (located 2 KM west of the fire) and hiking trail head are in the vicinity but are not threatened at this time. BC Wildfire Service staff are monitoring the situation closely.

Fire Information Officer, Jeanne Larsen says winds are not expected to be heavy today, but the heat is something that the BC Wildfire Service is monitoring. The public is being advised to avoid the area and use common sense.


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