The BC Wildfire Services has indicated that a fire near Zeballos on Vancouver Island, which sparked following a lightning strike, is now under control.
The blaze, located along the Fair Harbour Forest Service Road, initially prompted a state of emergency in the Ehattesaht First Nation, near Zeballos, on Wednesday, however, the BC Wildfire Service says the fire no longer poses a risk to the public.
In total, the fire still is estimated to be half a hectare in size, however, crews have labelled it as Rank 1, which means it is a low-intensity ground fire.
BC Wildfire Services has 11 firefighters working the area on July 1 and no helicopters have been deployed as there isn’t many open flames remaining.
No heavy equipment is being used during the battle of the Fair Harbour FSR fire either.
The road is still open to traffic.
“Forests are still very dry and BC Wildfire Services is asking the public to be extremely careful if venturing into the backcountry,” BC Wildfire Service stresses.
Multiple wildfires have sparked across the province this week following a heat wave that hit British Columbia, which created dry conditions.
The Village of Lytton, which set the record for the hottest temperature in Canada only a few days ago, has been ravaged by flames and now lies largely in ashes. Many residents scrambled to flee the area and some are still unaccounted for.