The Mount Manual Quimper brush fire, near the Sea to Sea Park at the top of Harbourview Rd, is still burning. It grew to one hectare in size. According to the BC Active Wildfire website, the suspected cause is human.
Latest update from Sooke Fire, 10:10 a.m. “14 BC Wildfire members, 6 CRD Parks fire fighters, amd 5 Sooke fire fighters have established a water supply to get hose lines to the fire area. Tender trucks shuttling water from Harbourview Rd at Woodlands into the Park. Fire size estimated at 1.2 hectares and did not jump any fire breaks overnight. Conditions currently calm.”
To see photos and updates from Day 1 of the fire, July 4, click here.
The Sooke Fire Rescue Service posted six photos (see below) along with an update on July 5, 2017. They are still working on the fire. An early morning (7:00 a.m.) update read, “Sooke Fire crews at Station 1 preparing to deploy back to scene. Additional 20 firefighters from BC Wildfire will be joining this incident.””
There is no impact on traffic.
The park (at the top of Harbourview Road) is currently closed to all hikers and bikers.
The fire has been burning since about 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. It is attended by Sooke Fire, the CRD, and the Ministry of Forestry (BC Wildfire). Otter Point has also provided personnel, and Metchosin offered to be on standby.
The following photos come from the Sooke Fire Rescue Service’s Facebook page (see below, or click any photo).
Early morning photos from SPN
The fire was still burning this morning, though there was considerably less smoke in the sky than there was yesterday.