Sunday July 3, 2011

Local News

Fire on the Mountain

Cause of blaze under investigation

Staff/Photos and videos by Chris Gadsden, Fraser River Salmon Society


A chopper dumps water from the Fraser River Saturday on a wild fire as it spread north of Yale.


helicopter dumps water on a wild fire north of Yale above Lady Franklin Rock. According to reports the internet receiver may have been in the path of the flames.


According to Chris Gadsden who witnessed the fire, officials had "no idea at this time how fire started but apparently there was some rock climbers in the area according to the Forest Protection Technician on site, but they told him they did nothing to start it."


Gadsen spoke with FVRD Area "B" Director Dennis Adamson about the possibility of the fire spreading. See the interview on YouTube here and here.


See more photos below.



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