A wildfire burning north of Campbell River is proving very tough for crews to tackle.
Dry conditions, steep terrain, slopes of fallen timber are fueling a blaze that has already consumed hectares of forest, blanketing the region with smoke and putting residents on alert.
Resident Cody Card explains that “this whole entire mountainside…this whole ridge here was complete engulfed in smoke. So it was pretty scary.”
Card is not sure how safe the ground he stands on is right now.
“See how dusty it is…” he admits.