Fri. Mar 22nd, 2019

Fire returns across from Victoria Quay!

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Friday 22 March 2019 - Friday: Increasing cloudiness. Rain beginning late this afternoon. Becoming windy early this afternoon. High 13. UV index 4 or moderate. Friday night: Rain ending late this evening then mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. Risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 14. UV index 3 or moderate. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 2. Sunday: Sunny. High 15. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Monday: Increasing cloudiness. High 13. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. Tuesday: Showers. High 9. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 12. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 3. Thursday: Sunny. High 13.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    16.6° C
    1.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.94 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 8.0 km/h
    gusting 14.5 km/h
    Humidity
    42 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    16.6° C
    Heat Index
    16.6° C
    Dewpoint
    3.6° C
    UV
    3.4
    Solar
    703 W/m2
    Last Updated: 13:00:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.4 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:45
    Moon Phase
    Full (95% full)
    Civil Set
    20:07
    Day Length
    13:26:04
    Day High
    16.6° C @ 12:55 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.3° C @ 07:32 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.57 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.94 kPa @ 12:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    7.3° C @ 07:32 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.6° C @ 12:55 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 10.0km/h @ 01:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    819W/m2 @ 12:57 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.6 @ 12:57 Tdy.

UPDATES BELOW
I’m not in town so I don’t have 1st report but I’m hearing there are flames visible above the trees near the site of the fire at Shoemaker Bay across from Victoria Quay.

Anyone have any more info??

If you see a wildfire call 18006635555 or *5555 on your cell or 911 if it’s near the City!

The afternoon breeze is going to make the fire challenging. …. Hoping for the best….

UPDATE 1:
Apparently PAFD and Forestry service is on scene. No confirmation yet of severity of the fire. I have an email into the coastal fire centre to see if they will give me any info.

UPDATE 2 4PM
Avtimes has a report now saying there is confusion on jurisdiction and who fights the fire but it is being fought. The industrial nature of the land is causing problems as well.

UPDATE 3 5PM:
Received this report from the Coastal Fire Centre:
“The wind in the Port Alberni Valley is blowing steadily at about 25 km, which… is a usual wind pattern for the summer in the Port Alberni Valley.

The fire is about 1.5 Hectares in size, we have a Unit Crew working on the fire (20 crew) plus one officer, and the Fire Department has a pumper truck on site. We anticipate that we will continue to work on the fire until dusk, when the wind is expected to die down.

We will patrol the fire tonight, and will perhaps return tomorrow if the crew requires a more time to mop this fire up. ”

Here is a pic from above Alberni Elementary.

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From the helicopter pad near Victoria quay.

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UPDATE 4 6:45PM

Fire has died down some but still active.

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