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Mt Hayes Fire Update: Fast-Moving Wildfire Burning On Vancouver Island Near Nanaimo


One more fire incident draws the attention of the newspaper, as per the report on Thursday afternoon wildlife was sparked and has grown markedly. The Mount Hayes fire blazing roughly 2.5 kilometers off of Hwy.1, southwest of Nanaimo airport increased rapidly on Thursday, 19th August 2021 around 7:30 M and it stands at around 20 hectares in size. Coastal Fire Centre information officer, Gordon Robinson stated that “That’s large because of dry conditions in the forest this summer and some gusty, heavy winds they faced on site between the afternoon.”

Mt Hayes Fire Update

Mt Hayes Fire Update

A thick pillar of smoke still remains visible throughout the mid-Island from the site, which smokes floating to the southeast. An official stated this fire incident is considered a rank 2-3 fire, which clearly means that “the fire is not flaming on the ground, it is actively blazing on the surface may be in places begins to make its way up into the trees.”

In order to attempt the control on fire, a beginning attack crew of ten coastal Fire Centre officers, two water tenders, air tankers, and 4 helicopters remain on scene with air efforts set to carry on until dusk. Aircraft were seen falling regular loads of water and fire bottleneck all over the afternoon. The Ground crews will still be on the scene all over the night and have been increased by an additional 8 person attack firefighters and crew from numerous volunteer fire departments.

To take control of the fire additional resources are anticipated on-site on Friday morning, 20th August 2021. The Cowichan Valley Regional District has not circulated any evacuation orders, though many owners adjacent to the fire removed farm animals as taking a precaution on the afternoon of Thursday. Several volunteer fire departments were helping properties nearby on Takala Dr. wet their possessions and roofs in a bid to cease any stray spark from catch fire.

Officer Robinson stated the fire is not menacing any houses or other buildings, though a nearby piece of Fortis BC natural gas infrastructure is of slight concern. ” The fire has been moving in a normal direction of westward. It is still 1.5-2 kilometers aside from the Fortis infrastructure, we have many crews in that particular area and are all set to protect that site.” The reason for causing the fire is not known yet as soon we will get to know that we will update here. In spite of a higher-than-normal year for fire begins in the Coastal Fire Centre, the number of hectares blazing is down considerably.

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Pallavi Ghosh has covered politics and Parliament for 15 years, and has reported extensively on Congress, UPA-I and UPA-II, and has now included the Finance Ministry and Niti Aayog in her reportage. She tweets at @alishach03


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