The Cameron Bluffs wildfire has been updated to under control, and two other Vancouver Island wildfires are listed as being held on Saturday morning.
The suspected cause of all three wildfires on Vancouver Island is human.
Friday afternoon the Cameron Bluffs wildfire was listed as “being held” which means it is not likely to spread under the current conditions, and under control means it will not spread further due to suppression efforts. BC Wildfire will continue to monitor the fire to extinguish hot spots.
The size of the fire remains at 229 hectares.
However, it is still listed as a wildfire of note, since Highway 4 remains closed as a result of damage from the wildfire.
“Fire behavior is decreased and is currently displaying a smoldering ground fire with some open flame,” BC Wildfire Service says on its website.
“Firefighter safety is always a top priority when responding to wildfires, and this fire has sections that are unworkable by firefighters.”
There are 108 firefighters, three helicopters, an incident management team, and four pieces of heavy equipment assigned to the Cameron Bluffs fire.
The wildfire west of Sayward, the Newcastle Creek wildfire, remains listed as “being held” and is 230 hectares in size.
Firefighting crews are working on suppression efforts on 80 per cent of the fire, according to the wildfire service.
“Twenty percent of this fire is burning in extreme slopes and hazardous work conditions including falling debris,” BC Wildfire Service says on its website.
“Their highest priority is to prevent eastward spread of this fire toward the community of Sayward. Crews are developing alternative containment strategies and contingency lines are being planned.”
There are 31 firefighters, and two helicopters assigned to this fire.
The Anutz Lake fire, which is south of Nimkish Lake, is estimated to be 7.9 hectares. It is also listed as being held.
There are two helicopters assigned to this fire.