Wildfire near Sooke now under control: BC Wildfire Service

Wildfire near Sooke now under control: BC Wildfire Service

A wildfire that was spotted west of Sooke earlier this week is now considered under control, according to an update from the BC Wildfire Service on Thursday evening.

The fire was first spotted on Aug. 1 near Tugwell Creek, a forested area north of Sooke and Shirley.

Two firefighting crews, a helicopter and an air tanker were called to the fire Tuesday, before ground crews continued to battle the blaze and set up a guard Wednesday.

On Thursday evening, the wildfire service said the 1.85-hectare fire was considered “under control,” meaning it will not grow beyond its current size.

Two fire crews, one industry crew and three pieces of heavy equipment were still at the fire Thursday.

As of Friday morning, only one wildfire was classified as out of control on Vancouver Island.

The 0.3-hectare wildfire is located near Port Alberni and was first discovered on Thursday night.

SEE ALSO: Out of control wildfire sparked near Port Alberni Thursday night

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