Wildfire burning near Sayward expected to soon be under control


An almost seven-hectare wildfire burning near Sayward is expected to soon be under control.

The B.C. Wildfire Service says they were notified about the blaze Friday, after a slash pile burn near Frenchman Road got out of control.

Five helicopters and 30 firefighters are battling the fire, It is currently 30 per cent contained.

It is expected to be fully under control by Saturday night or Sunday.

Many in the community say it is the earliest a forest fire has broken out in the season.

The Sayward Fire Department is very concerned,  as the wildfire season for them doesn’t start until June,

The province is reminding the public to be very cautious and exercise fire safety.

“Make sure all open fires are put out completely and cold to the touch… and if you see smoke or fire call 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 from a cell phone.


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