Minnekhada Park Fire Update #5

Minnekhada Park Fire Update # 5 – Oct. 4

Today, firefighting efforts continue with a 50-person BC Wildfire Service and Metro Vancouver ground crews. Helicopter support continues as well, with bucketing of hotspots as needed. Intermittent smoke may be visible from isolated pockets over the course of the operation. Work by ground crews and aerial support over the past 24 hours has allowed firefighters to access critical areas and establish hose lines around the fire perimeter. Minnekhada Park continues to be closed. It is exceptionally dry out for this time of year, and the region is under high-to-extreme fire danger rating heading into the long weekend. Be vigilant around all ignition sources and report any fires to 9-1-1. We will continue to keep you updated.