Wildfire burns near Great Central Lake in Port Alberni

By Elena Rardon
Alberni Valley News
August 29, 2022
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

A wildfire burning near Great Central Lake in Port Alberni is currently being held at 6.4 hectares. The fire was reported to Coastal Fire Centre on the evening of Sunday, Aug. 28. It is located near the 25-km mark on Ash Main Road, just a kilometre west of Patterson Lake. “We responded with crews last night,” said Gordon Robinson, a fire information officer with the Coastal Fire Centre. “They worked through the night and got it to being held this morning.” This means that as of Monday, Aug. 29, the wildfire is not likely to spread under current conditions. Robinson said BC Wildfire currently has about 20 people working on the ground, as well as some personnel and an excavator from Mosaic Forest Management.

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