Crews are fighting a wildfire discovered Thursday morning near Riverbottom Road, about 15 to 20 kilometres west of Duncan.
Dorthe Jakobsen of the Coastal Fire Centre says the first call came around 7:30 a.m. and the fire is estimated to be 0.5 hectares in size.
The cause is under investigation.
Jakobsen says the fire is within fire department jurisdiction and B.C. Wildfire Service personnel are helping with the initial attack crew.
There are about 40 lightning-caused wildfires still burning on northern Vancouver Island, two of note.
The Gold Valley Main wildfire on a mountainside near the village of Zeballos remains at an estimated 168 hectares in size and is 40 per cent contained.
Zeballos officials have extended the local state of emergency that was due to expire Thursday for another week to Sep. 13.
An evacuation order for homes on the east side of Pandora Hill and north of Sugarloaf Bridge on the Zeballos River remains in effect.
The larger Pinder Creek fire north of Zeballos is estimated to be 260 hectares in size and is 20 per cent contained.
Both fires are considered as being held and officials say anticipated rain Thursday night will further aid in fire suppression efforts.