Controlled burns in Shelter Cove area

The goal is to remove unburned fuels from the area and decrease the chance of the fire breaching containment lines

People living in Shelter Cove and surrounding areas may notice increased smoke at the Westside Road wildfire starting today (Wednesday) as a result of proactive burning operations.

These burning operations will take place in a controlled environment within the fire’s perimeter to remove unburned fuels from the area and decrease the chance of the fire breaching containment lines.

“Due to the hard work of crews and recent precipitation, this wildfire is now 85 per cent contained,” said Jordan Turner, an information officer with the B.C. Wildfire Service.

“Today, crews will continue to mop up hot spots along the perimeter. An area restriction put in place for areas around this wildfire to protect the safety of firefighting personnel and the public remains in place.”

 

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