"Coming home from Shawnigan Lake and arrived to this around 4pm" (Amanda Irving / Facebook)

Fire crews were able to quickly extinguish a brush fire Monday afternoon.

The fire broke out around 4 p.m. near West Shawnigan Lake Rd right after the turn off onto Sooke Lake Rd.

Firefighters were quickly on scene and were able to bring the blaze under control before it spread any further.

The cause is still under investigation.

Fire West Shawnigan Lake Rd – just after turn off to Sooke Lake Rd – going towards south exit to Malahat – avoid area – Fire Dept 🔥called – Be Fire Smart & Fire Safe 🔥

Posted by South Cowichan Community Policing on Monday, July 16, 2018

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