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UPDATE – Tale of Two Forest Fires – Off Chehalis FSR – “Held”, Second Fire off Harrison Lake Grows

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Fraser Valley – On Sunday morning, social media was lighting up after reports of a forest fire on Chehalis Forest Service Road that could be seen from Highway 7 (Between Lake Errock and Agassiz) and across the Fraser in Chilliwack.

The rain from Monday helped, then the wind turned into a concern.

As of 9AM Tuesday, BC Wildfire estimated the size of the Chehalis fire had been cut back to 5 hectares and claimed this “being held”. It appears human caused. BC Wildfire now list the start date of the fire as Saturday.

This fire was close to the Kwikwexwelhp Healing Village, an Indigenous minimum security corrections facility.

BC Wildfire Service is also working another fire on the east side of Harrison Lake near Silver River. It has grown to 22 hectares and considered out of control.

Free lance reporter Shawn Glazier noted to FVN that it appears there are 3-4 helicopters trying to drop water at the south end of the fire to keep it away from Lake Errock and try to coax the flames up the mountain side.

Showers are in the forecast up to Wednesday.

Vicki Lepper/Facebook
Kirsten Goertz/Facebook

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