Burns Bog fire in Delta: Officials hope for 100% containment by end of day

Cooler, wet weather and rain on Monday and Tuesday has helped crews to get an upper hand on the wildfire in Burns Bog in Delta, BC that broke out Sunday morning in the ecological reserve. Eighty fire fighters remain on the scene of the 78 hectare blaze.  Officials says the Burns Bog fire in Delta is now 60 per cent contained and they hope to have it 100 per cent contained by the end of the day.

Delta Fire Chief Dan Copeland says investigators still can’t say how the fire started.  Highway 17 also known as the South Fraser Perimeter Road is expected to remain closed, possibly until Friday. Crews are using the road to access the fire at multiple points. All evacuation orders have been lifted although Copeland says the fire came dangerously close to nearby industrial areas containing flammable materials. Several transmission and communication towers are being evaluated for damage. At least two of the towers have been completely destroyed.