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Tugwell Creek fire continued to grow Wednesday due to sustained winds. (BC Wildfire Services)

Fire crews have made significant progress in managing a wildfire that has burned for several days near Tugwell Creek northwest of Sooke.

BC Wildfire Service tweeted on Saturday morning that the fire is now unlikely to spread and is 80% contained.

There is a total of 88 firefighters, seven water tenders, heavy equipment, and three helicopters on scene fighting what’s left of the fire.

The fire initially started on Monday, and by Wednesday it had grown to around 85 hectares in size.

Many residents in the Greater Victoria area reported smelling the fire as winds carried smoke from the blaze.

The fire is suspected to be human-caused but remains under investigation.

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