Quinsam fire down to hot spots
CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C- The wildfire west of Campbell River is official under control as of this morning.
The fire area reached 33 hectares in size by Monday.
The flames originally began near the mine site of the Quinsam Coal Corporation. The fire spread from a point along the Argonaut Mainline, and eventually forced an evacuation of the mine workers last Wednesday evening.
11 firefighters are currently on-site working on putting out hot spots, with the assistance of a water tender.
No damages to the mine site or injuries from the scene have been reported.
The blaze is still believed to be human-caused. An investigator is at the scene, and the investigation is expected to take multiple days.
Image caption: Burnt land in the wake of the fire is pictured around 9:00 a.m. on Thursday morning, close to the mine site. Image courtesy of Norm Sewid.