Sunday, September 2, 2018 Wildfire update:

The fire remains at approximately 168 hectares, with very little change or movement. Heavy helicopters will continue to assess the fire and bucket water as appropriate in the mornings and the evenings. Water bucketing must be done strategically to be effective.

On the North Flank, BCWS crew were able to extinguish several smoldering fires coming down the mountain at the top of Pandora Crescent. BC Wildfire Service, Port McNeill FD and Comox Structural Protection Unit are continuing to monitor structures adjacent to the mountain.

The South flank of the fire nearest to the powerlines is being monitored. The terrain is too steep to allow personnel in for an attack from the ground at this time.

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