South Taylor Hill fire mostly out, says Fire Chief

A photo showing the size of the South Taylor Hill fire Monday night/Photo: Darcy Shawchek

TAYLOR, B.C. — The District of Taylor’s Fire Chief has confirmed that the fire on the South Taylor Hill is ’98 per cent out.’

“We’ve got a little area that’s still burning, but it’s Foresty’s issue. We’ve got manpower working it,” Fire Chief Edward Albury told Energeticcity.ca. “Other than that, South Taylor Hill looks good. There’s nothing of concern right now.”

None of Taylor’s fire personnel are out anymore, but teams with the province are out fighting fires on Crown land, as the South Taylor Hill fire itself is mostly out.

The fire department is run mostly on fire fighting volunteers, and Albury said the crews have been working long days to get the fires out.

“My crew worked very hard and did a very good job, as well as everybody else involved,” he said.

Albury thanked everyone who helped out while crews fought fires, including members of Taylor’s fire department, adjacent city’s fire departments, water haulers, district staff for accommodating evacuees, and many others.

An evacuation order for Taylor residents was lifted earlier this week, but the area is still on evacuation alert — until the PRRD lifts that alert.

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