Wildfire near Gold River sends plume of smoke over community

By Marc Kitteringham
Campbell River Mirror
September 21, 2022
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

A wildfire burning near Gold River has sent up a plume of smoke in the area, after growing to 120 hectares. The Coastal Fire Centre has upgraded their response from “Monitored” to “Active.” “That had been a monitored fire, because it had been burning in quite steep and inaccessible terrain,” said Julia Caranci, a Fire Information Officer with the Coastal Fire Centre. …A 20 person crew is en route to the fire to ensure it does not spread further. Though the fire is growing, it is growing away from the community of Gold River, which is about 8.5 km away from the near edge. “There’s no critical infrastructure or human life at risk at this time. It’s fair to say that since there was some growth on the fire, people will be seeing smoke,” Caranci said.

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