Saanich Fire say the brush fire is contained at Maplewood Rd and Camrose Cres but the there is still lots of smoke in area and are asking residents in the area to stay indoors.
The cause of the fire is still unknown.
Social media lit up around 3:30pm this afternoon with reports people could smell and see plumes of smoke as far away as UVIC.
For more on the story: http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/firefighters-contain-grass-fire-residents-asked-to-stay-indoors-1.2418362
UPDATE: #Saanich grass fire shuts down residential street http://t.co/YbnshTxp3Q pic.twitter.com/1pNQNoOvfp
— CTV News VI (@CTVNewsVI) June 11, 2015
Police incident of sorts closed Maplewood & Blenkinsop. Diverted traffic backed up on Cook to Quadra. #yyjtraffic @1073Koolfm @TheZone913
— Jer 🇨🇦 (@BoozeDonkey) June 11, 2015
Firefighters on scene of grass fire in Saanich. Causing heavy smoke throughout region. http://t.co/2ABlPs08AO pic.twitter.com/u2MwieofhE
— CHEK News (@CHEK_News) June 11, 2015