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Firefighters respond to Stanley Park fire on B.C. Day

Crews responded to reports of smoke in a trail just north of Lost Lagoon on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. Courtesy: Jacqui Birchall

Fire officials are keeping a close eye on a section of Stanley Park after reports of smoke in a trail just north of Lost Lagoon on B.C. Day.

Photos show crews in the area of Cathedral Trail just before 5 p.m. Monday.

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According to witnesses, crews responded to the area quickly and pulled their hose through the forest to extinguish the small blaze.

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The fire danger rating in the area is extreme due to the current drought conditions and sustained heat.

On Friday, officials announced the closure of non-essential access to Stanley Park during the overnight hours in an effort to reduce the fire risk in the park.

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The park will be temporarily closed between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. until the fire risk has been significantly reduced.

There is no word yet on what sparked Monday’s fire.

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