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Copper Canyon wildfire officially declared under control

The Coastal Fire Centre says the 32-hectare Copper Canyon wildfire on Mosaic private forest lands on the back side of Mount Sicker is officially under control.

“Our people have a good solid perimeter around it,” information officer Marg Drysdale told on Monday. “It’s just going to be ongoing mop-up.”

A total of 20 firefighters, three water tenders, one helicopter and one piece of heavy equipment are currently working on the wildfire.

The provincial definition of under control: “The fire has received sufficient suppression action to ensure no further spread of the fire.”

On Aug. 9, the fire was labelled “being held,” which “indicates that (with the resources currently committed to the fire) sufficient suppression action has been taken that the fire is not likely to spread beyond existing or predetermined boundaries under the prevailing and forecasted conditions.”

The wildfire was first reported just before midnight on Aug. 5. It is believed to be human caused.

— Larry Pynn, Aug. 16, 2021


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