As this year’s forest fires continue to make headlines, we take a look back 30 years to this front page story from the July 30th, 1993 edition of the Comox District Free Press.

We thank our local and provincial firefighters who continue to protect our natural and cultural landscapes across Vancouver Island and British Columbia. To report wildfires and stay up-to-date on current conditions, visit or download the BC Wildfire Service app.

With legacy support from the Bickle Family and the Comox Valley Echo.