Fire crews from three regions and water helicopters battled a 1.5-hectare wildfire near the Durrance Lake along Willis Point Road in Saanich on Canada Day.

Central Saanich Fire and CFB Esquimalt Fire both assisted the Saanich Fire Department with a fire that sparked on federal land Monday evening. The blaze was deemed under control at around 9 p.m., with local MLA tweeting an update.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and remains under investigation.

This fire comes as 10 new fires ignited in B.C.’s northwest. The B.C. Wildfire Service says crews are responding to several wildfires caused by lightning all of which are less than one hectare in size. The majority are now extinguished or under control.

To report a wildfire, call 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 on a cellphone.

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