Sooke Dep Fire Chief says approx 15 fire fighters are currently still fighting the fire located in “steep terrain”. It is contained but not fully under control they are still dealing with active flames & hot spots. It is around 100’x100’ in size. Cause unknown. @CHEK_News pic.twitter.com/a9K6LzNZll— Luisa Alvarez (@LuisaAlvarez95) June 19, 2019
According to Mount, the fire is a rank 2 or low vigour surface fire. Characteristics of a rank 2 fire include: visible, open flame, unorganised or inconsistent flame front and a slow rate of speed.
Crews still working to put out fire in #Sooke I’m told crews were able to stop the fire from getting into the canopy. Fire guard completely around it it is 100% contained.@CHEK_News pic.twitter.com/zj0ZtVjN0r— Luisa Alvarez (@LuisaAlvarez95) June 19, 2019
The firefighting tactics often used are: direct attacks with ground crews using handtools, water delivery systems, or heavy equipment, and hand constructed control lines and lines that have been cleared of combustible material. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Sooke Fire Rescue, Otter Point Fire and Metchosin currently actioning small rank 2 fire near Henlyn Road in Sooke. pic.twitter.com/hdui4WHu9Q— Sooke Fire Chief (@FireChiefSooke) June 19, 2019