Video shows damage done by Burns Bog Fire in Delta

Jul 7 2016, 4:30 pm

The Corporation of Delta has posted a video to YouTube showing the aftermath of the Burns Bog fire.

Charred plantlife and smouldering bog peat paints the scene in the 30 second-long video. The area appears to be a mostly extinguished portion of the fire, but when crews start digging underneath the surface, it’s obvious their work isn’t over yet.

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The fire consumed nearly 80 hectares of Burns Bog, prompting evacuation orders for the nearby Tilbury Industrial Park and a closure of Highway 17. The Corporation of Delta said Wednesday afternoon that the fire was 100% contained, prompting them to reopen the highway.

Still, the fire isn’t out yet, as proven by this video. Watch it above.

Lauren SundstromLauren Sundstrom

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