UPDATE #2: According to BC Wildfire Service, the 16-hectare wildfire near Davis Lake is being held — meaning it is unlikely to spread further.
The fire was out of control on Wednesday morning (May 17) but was being held by approximately 6 p.m. in the evening.
UPDATE: The Coastal Fire Centre says the forest fire near Davis Lake remains out of control. The estimated size of the fire was changed from 17.5 acres on Monday morning (May 15) to 16.28 acres on Tuesday (May 16).
20 firefighters and a helicopter are working on the fire on Tuesday and Coastal Fire says there is no risk to critical infrastructure or homes at this time.
According to a special air quality statement from Environment Canada, wildfire smoke from the Davis Lake fire has contributed to hazy conditions in the northeast part of the Fraser Valley.
However, fine particulate matter concentrations remain well below air quality advisory levels.
A forest fire near Davis Lake Provincial Park north of Mission is out out of control.
According to BC Wildfire Service, the fire was discovered on Sunday (May 14) afternoon at approximately 3 p.m. The suspected cause of the fire was human activity.
The fire has spread from four hectares on Sunday to 17.5 hectares as of Monday afternoon. Coastal Fire Centre is on the scene with 18 firefighters and a helicopter.
“It’s still out of control at this time,” the Coastal Fire Centre says. “It’s burning in a cut block and it’s fairly rugged terrain.”
Coastal Fire says the exact cause of the fire won’t be determined until an investigation is complete and the timeline to get the fire under control is hard to predict.
Davis Lake Park is located to the northeast of Mission and 18 km north from Lougheed Highway on Sylvester Road.
Coastal Fire advises people to be very cautious and responsible if they’re going to be having any kind of an open fire in the coming week.
More to come.