Quick response keeps Poett Nook wildfire from getting out of control

A 10-square metre wildfire near Poett Nook is being monitored and is now a low risk according to officials at Western Forest Products.

The fire watch crew spotted the fire yesterday, but crews were quick to respond to the smouldering ground fire. Approximately 1,200 gallons of water was applied to the fire and stumps and debris stumps and debris were dug down to mineral soil. The crew watched the fire location Thursday evening to ensure it did not re-ignite, with 1,000 gallons of water on site, if needed. The site is still under observation.

The wildfire occurred on the Treaty Settlement Lands that are under a Standing Timber Purchase Agreement with Western.

The fire came on day three of a class four fire danger warning. As of Friday, the fire risk has increased to class five. The operation was on early shift and is now shut down.

For more information on the fire risk in British Columbia, go to https://tinyurl.com/4xjutbuz. To report a smoke or a wildfire, call *5555 or 1-800-663-5555.