Two East Sooke Regional Park trails are temporarily closed due to an active fire.
According to a CRD release Monday afternoon, Coast Trail from Cabin Point to Copper Mine and Parkheights Trail from interior trail junction to Coast Trail are fully closed to support fire suppression activities.
Temporary trail closures at East Sooke Regional Park due to wildfire – Closures until further notice for fire response: Coast Trail from Cabin Point to Copper Mine; Parkheights Trail from interior trail junction to Coast Trail. https://t.co/Qtl5arzXWE #crdalert
— CRD (@crd_bc) August 29, 2022
Both the East Sooke Fire and the Metchosin Fire Departments are on scene.
Individuals are asked to stay out of these areas until further notice. Signs are posted and visitors are being informed.
There are unconfirmed reports the fire may have started from an abandoned campfire.
In a Facebook post, Metchosin’s fire chief Stephanie Dunlop says crews have established a perimeter control of the fire.
In an update, the East Sooke Volunteer Fire Department said the fire was contained and a clean up is underway. They also thanked the community for reporting the wildfire from the waters.