Fire crews in the North Cowichan area have been busy on Thursday fighting a pair of brush fires.
The first one at the base of Mount Sicker near Chemainus was called in around 1:40 p.m.
Smoke had been spotted near Mt. Sicker Road and the Trans-Canada Highway.
The Municipality of North Cowichan says firefighters from Crofton, South End and Maple Bay responded.
Crews contained the 1-hectare fire fairly quickly.
The cause is under investigation.
“This fire was behind our property, we had no clue there was a fire until all the trucks started coming up the road,” Rae Coleman wrote on Facebook.
“Very scary tense moments. Thank you, thank you for the quick response.”
The same fire departments were then called to a small fire at the base of Stoney Hill around 7 p.m.
Crews from Maple Bay, Crofton and South End faced steep terrain and a lack of water in an area only accessible by boat.
As of 9 p.m., the Municipality of North Cowichan says that it had been 100% contained, but due to conditions, crews will mop up in the morning.
The two brush fires prompted another reminder from the municipality.
“Please use extreme caution in the forests, as conditions are already very, very dry.”