Port Alberni Fire says a unit crew has arrived at the scene of a wildfire burning near Look Lake, east of Port Alberni. Due to more ground firefighters, there will be fewer aerial assets fighting the 3.1-hectare fire. Officials say it has not grown and is not expected to.
Crews with heavy equipment worked through night to establish guard to control the growth of a wildfire burning northeast of Loon Lake, east of Port Alberni on Monday into Tuesday.
Their work is being deemed a success.
The fire, estimated to be 3.1 hectares in size, did not grow at all overnight, and no further growth is expected.
The wildfire was discovered Monday between an old railway track and Loon Lake Road. There are no residences in the area and officials says no structures are threatened.
Port Alberni fire officials say BC Wildfire crews including helicopters will be back fighting the flames on Tuesday.
The wildfire has experienced no growth this morning & none expected.
A @BCGovFireInfo Unit Crew has arrived. Due to more ground Firefighters there will be less helo ops.
— Port Alberni Fire (@portalbernifire) August 20, 2019