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First wildfire of the year in West Shore extinguished by volunteer firefighters


The first blaze of the wildfire season was diligently put out this morning by Highlands Volunteer Fire Rescue teams.

Crews responded at approximately 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning to a brush fire underneath BC Hydro power lines east of Millstream Lake Rd near Davies Rd.

The power lines were not affected by the blaze, which was approximately 30 ft by 50 ft large.

“We were there for approximately an hour and a half to two hours,” Highlands Fire Chief Dean Ford told Victoria Buzz.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time, but authorities are warning residents of dry conditions occurring early on this year.

And so begins the wildfire season…a little to early this year!!

Posted by Highlands Fire Rescue on Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Brishti Basu
Former Senior Staff Writer and Content Manager at Victoria Buzz.

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