The BC Wildfire Service is reporting a new wildfire west of Port Hardy on northern Vancouver Island.
A notice posted to the wildfire service’s website says the fire, discovered around 2:25 p.m. Monday, is four hectares and located near Glenlion River.
The fire is currently listed as out of control, meaning it’s “continuing to spread and is not responding to suppression efforts,” according to the wildfire service.
The service says the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
“It looks like it is quite visible from (Port Hardy),” fire information officer Sam Bellion told CHEK News. “People are going to be seeing smoke there.”
Bellion says an air tanker team, two response officers and initial and expanded attack crews, equipped with two helicopters, are responding to the fire.
She says no structures are immediately threatened.
Updates will be posted online here.