July 5th Update:
The news is good on the Burns Bog fire front.
The fire didn’t grow overnight and some rain is coming down today.
Eighty firefighters are battling the blaze. The goal for today is 100% containment.
Right now containment is about 60%. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
At today’s press conference, Delta Mayor Lois Jackson says the community is still under a state of local emergency because crews need access to private lands.
— Shelby Thom (@ShelbyThom980) July 5, 2016
Aerial footage of the fire on July 4th:
South Fraser Perimeter Road (Highway 17) between Highways 91 and 99 remains closed for safety reasons.