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Highway 4 closes again east of Port Alberni as wildfire grows to 109 hectares

Cameron Bluffs fire east of Port Alberni estimated at 25 hectares
An aerial photo shows the forest fire burning on Cameron Bluffs along Highway 4 by Cameron Lake. The fire was first discovered late Saturday night, June 3, 2023. (COASTAL FIRE CENTRE PHOTO)

Highway 4 east of Port Alberni will be closed “intermittently” as a wildfire burning near Cameron Lake has grown to an estimated 109 hectares.

The highway was closed off and on Tuesday, June 6 due to a wildfire burning on Cameron Bluffs, across from Cameron Lake. The fire is listed as out of control by the BC Wildfire Service, which means it is continuing to spread and is not responding to suppression efforts.

The BC Wildfire Service says crews are working on the incident and helicopters are bucketing inaccessible areas. Airtankers and skimmers are also supporting.

DriveBC is warning drivers not to stop on the highway to view the wildfire. No structures are currently threatened, but BC Wildfire Service warns that Highway 4 may be impacted “intermittently.”

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The fire was first reported late Saturday, June 3 to the Coastal Fire Centre and is suspected to be human caused.

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Elena Rardon

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I have worked with the Alberni Valley News since 2016.
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