A wildfire in Highlands remains classified as out of control as local and provincial fire crews work in rugged terrain near the Saanich Inlet. (BC Wildfire Dashboard)

A wildfire in Highlands remains classified as out of control as local and provincial fire crews work in rugged terrain near the Saanich Inlet. (BC Wildfire Dashboard)

UPDATE: Crews mop up West Shore wildfire

Highlands activated its level one emergency operations centre, keeping residents apprised online

A wildfire in Highlands is under control as local and provincial fire crews worked in rugged terrain near the Saanich Inlet since early on Oct. 4.

Crews from Highlands Volunteer Fire Department, Langford Fire Rescue and Coastal Fire Service made positive progress Tuesday on the one-hectare wildfire south of Gowlland Tod Provincial Park reported early that morning.

The fire saw no growth overnight and was deemed under control with crews mopping up hot spots by Wednesday evening.

A fire watch monitored the situation overnight and fire crews expect to be back on site Wednesday morning.

No risk has been identified to residents or homes in the area and Highlands activated its level one emergency operations centre, keeping residents apprised online at highlands.ca.

RELATED: Helicopters join ground crews battling Highlands brush fire

The BC Wildfire Map also shows a second, larger, south Island fire between Sooke and Port Renfrew as reported Monday, Oct. 3.

Estimated at 1.7 hectares and believed to be human-caused, the fire is classified as being held.

The province has documented 1,621 wildfires to date this year.

READ ALSO: Hot, dry conditions expected to continue as dozens of B.C. temperature records set


 

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