Wildfire in Coquitlam park leads to heavy smoke in Metro Vancouver (VIDEOS)

Oct 3 2022, 4:45 pm

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.

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.

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.

More to come…

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