Wildfire considered ‘under control’ near Ladysmith, Coastal Fire says

Wildfire considered ‘under control’ near Ladysmith, Coastal Fire says
Kris Hill/North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department

The Coastal Fire Centre says Tuesday night a wildfire burning near Ladysmith is now under control.

Donna McPherson says the out of control wildfire grew to 0.2 hectares in size, but firefighters made significant gains to get it under control.

The fire is believed to have been caused by humans.

Firefighters with the North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department, Ladysmith Fire Department, North Cedar Volunteer Fire Department, and members with the BC Wildfire Service were battling the wildfire burning at the Woodley Range Ecological Reserve, near Aho Road.

Earlier Tuesday afternoon, North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department Cpt. Kris Hill said the wildfire began at around 2:30 p.m. He said it is in a remote area that is difficult to access and that two helicopters have been brought in to tackle it.

“I’ve got two helicopters bucketing on the fire right now,” he said. “I’ve got mutual aid from three fire departments and two initial attack crews from BC Wildfire.”

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