Air tankers were sent over the fire by Harrison Lake to box it in Wednesday evening.

Forest fire still burning by Harrison Lake

Human caused fire near Sandy Cove still 0.5 hectares in size, crews on scene to attack the fire from ground today

  • Thu Jun 25th, 2015 7:00am
  • News

A forest fire burning on the shores of Harrison Lake is still approximately 0.5 hectares in size as of this morning.

Fire Information officer Donna McPherson says the fire, which was human-caused, is not threatening any structures. The fire is within the Harrison Hot Springs Fire Department jurisdiction, but they called in provincial coastal fire crew for assistance on the steep slopes.

“Last night we went air tankers to box the fire in,” says McPherson, explaining what the red material was being dumped from the planes.

Today, an initial attack crew of three and a unit crew of 15 will be on the ground to work on putting out the blaze.

McPherson says at this time, they don’t know what specifically caused the fire to start nor do they have a timeline on when it will be put out. Watch our website for more information as it comes available.