Crews from Highlands Volunteer Fire Department and BC Wildfire are mustering at the Goldstream Boathouse Marina with the Langford Fire Rescue marine unit to access a fire from the water’s edge.
The Highlands department was called around 1 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 4) for a fire on steep slopes south of Gowlland Tod Provincial Park. Due to the lack of access, darkness and no immediate threat to residents, crews monitored the fire until daybreak, Fire Chief Dean Ford told Black Press Media.
As of 8:30 a.m. crews from Highlands, Langford and Coastal Fire were making their way up the slopes with a helicopter also on its way, he added.
The fire is estimated at about 300 metres by 150 metres in size with no structures at risk.
Witnesses report seeing the smoke from the Malahat.
More to come…
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