Wildfire season isn’t over yet. In Metro Vancouver, Minnekhada Regional Park is still closed after a wildfire broke out over the weekend.
Officials are warning the public to stay far away from the Coquitlam fire.
Smoke from the fire is spreading throughout the area and residents are also urged to keep their windows closed in the meantime.
Crews remain on scene overnight at #Minnekhada Regional Park, where a wildfire continues to burn on steep terrain. Ground and helicopter operations will resume at first light tomorrow. Please avoid the area, as the park will remain closed tomorrow morning. @cityofcoquitlam pic.twitter.com/VXPQix6MDU
— Metro Vancouver (@MetroVancouver) October 2, 2022
According to Metro Vancouver Regional District Emergency Services, the fire is not threatening any homes. Crews are working to put it out via ground and helicopter operations.
The fire is approximately 12 hectares in size as of Monday morning.
To assist with firefighting operations and ensure public safety, #Minnekhada Regional Park is now closed. @BCGovFireInfo, @cityofcoquitlam and @metrovancouver crews are working together to put out the fire. https://t.co/5wqgbgZqka
— Metro Vancouver (@MetroVancouver) October 1, 2022
On social media, users shared photos and videos of the fire, which is largely burning high up on steep terrain. The footage shows visible flames and smoke in the air.
— bcfamilymedia (@bcfamilymedia) October 2, 2022
— Lisa G (@lise_george) October 2, 2022
— T Heide (@trevorjheide) October 2, 2022
More to come…