Small wildfire burning north of Campbell River

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WatchStrong winds blew a tree down on power lines, sparking a wildfire north of Campbell River. Dean Stoltz has more.
The fire north of Campbell River, as seen from Highway 19, on June 18, 2019.

A small wildfire that was discovered Tuesday is burning north of Campbell River.

According to the BC Wildfire Service map, the wildfire is approximately 0.25 hectares and is near the Rock Bay turn off. The cause of the fire is not known at this time.

The location of the wildfire north of Campbell River. (BC Wildfire Service)

The location of the wildfire north of Campbell River. (BC Wildfire Service)

Shannon Briggs posted a video of the fire on Facebook just before 7:30 p.m. on June 18. She wrote the fire was at the Amor De Cosmos Creek, before Sayward.

Forest fire at Amor de Cosmos creek before Sayward (Rock Bay Road), nobody on scene except Hydro and Cypress Creek Logging (stand up guys!) Highway is single lane. We just evacuated as it's my due date today and we need access to the hospital! It's a fair sized fire along the highway and it's REALLY windy. Power out in Sayward.

Posted by Shannon Briggs on Tuesday, June 18, 2019

“Highway is single lane. We just evacuated as it’s my due date today and we need access to the hospital! It’s a fair sized fire along the highway and it’s REALLY windy. Power out in Sayward,” Briggs wrote in her video post.

There are five wildfires burning on Vancouver Island and one on Read Island.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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