Massive fire in Burns Bog in Delta

Jul 3 2016, 10:27 pm

Crews are fighting a massive fire in Delta’s Burns Bog.

There is no word yet as to how the fire, which has now grown to 10 hectares in size, started.

Highway 17 between Highway 99 and Highway 91 is closed in both directions, according to Drive BC.

The BC Wildfire Service was called in to help local firefighters. Dozens of fire personnel, a helicopter, and airtankers are all working to put out the fire.

Burns Bog is approximately 3,000 hectares (30 km2) in size, and is the largest undeveloped urban landmass in North America. It’s roughly eight times the size of Stanley Park.

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