Sat. Jan 25th, 2020

Fire returns across from Victoria Quay!

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

    Forecast Issued 10:28 PM PST Friday 24 January 2020 - Friday night: Cloudy. Rain beginning near midnight. Fog patches dissipating after midnight. Temperature steady near plus 3. Saturday: Rain ending in the morning then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle. High 8. Saturday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle in the evening and after midnight. Rain beginning after midnight. Becoming windy overnight. Low plus 3. Sunday: Showers. High 6. Sunday night: Rain. Low plus 3. Monday: Showers. High plus 5. Monday night: Rain. Low plus 2. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 8. Tuesday night: Rain. Low plus 4. Wednesday: Rain. High 6. Wednesday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 5. Thursday: Rain. High 8.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.8° C
    0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.16 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    1.3 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.8° C
    Heat Index
    4.8° C
    Dewpoint
    4.7° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 4:55:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    4.1 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    250.4 mm since
    January 16, 2020 00:01
    Civil Rise
    07:23
    Moon Phase
    New (0% full)
    Civil Set
    17:39
    Day Length
    12:31:29
    Day High
    5.1° C @ 00:50 Tdy.
    Day Low
    4.8° C @ 03:37 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    4.1mm/hr @ 02:59 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.26 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.14 kPa @ 01:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    4.8° C @ 03:37 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    5.1° C @ 00:50 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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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