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Richmond crews battle wildfire burning underground

July 31, 2018, Surrey, B.C. - Officials say a wildfire that broke out early Friday in the Vancouver suburbs presents a more hidden challenge for crews than some of the blazes burning across the rest of the province. Deputy Chief Kevin Gray of the Richmond Fire Department said on Saturday that because the fire is burning through a marshy wetland of dead plant life and moss, flames aren’t necessarily visible above ground. Surrey Now Leader reports. | READ MORE

July 31, 2018
By Surrey Now Leader