We woke up this morning to a strange light caused by a blanket of smoke from the forest fire. At around 6 am everything had a bright orange tinge and by 7 am it was replaced with a yellow/ochre sky. Much of the coast of southern British Columbia is covered by the smoke coming from our local fire and many wildfires now burning in the Interior.
The fire has grown from 65 hectares to 80 hectares (160 to 198 acres) since yesterday but is now 40% contained. Sadly we just heard that a tree faller working on fighting the fire was killed today.