The Coastal Fire Centre is classifying it as “out of control” on its Wildfire Dashboard.
“It was a fire that was considered a Modified Response so it was very high up and very inaccessible so once it’s moved into an area where our people can deal with it and have access to the fire then they’ve gone in and are working largely along the base of this fire at the moment,” said Coastal Fire Centre Information Officer Marg Drysdale.
A crew is on the ground fighting the fire and one helicopter was bucketing water on it from above Friday.
Current conditions remain unusually dry across much of Vancouver Island for this time of year.
The Coastal Fire Centre says given the current conditions, people need to be very careful if they are having a fire.
“It is half-a-metre by half-a-metre and it needs to be managed,” said Drysdale. “People have to monitor it and they have to have the means to put it out. If it escapes, the consequences for that can be a $100,000 to $1-million fine and a year in jail.”