An evacuation alert has been issued to residents of an area north of Sechelt.
The Sunshine Coast Regional District put out the advisory, which took effect at noon today (July 3).
It applies to Carlson Point in Electoral Area B (Halfmoon Bay).
According to a news release, residents could be asked to leave their homes on 10 minutes notice and head to reception centres.
"Firefighting efforts are continuing at the Mason Road / Carlson Point fire. The BC Forest Service has applied 6 loads of fire retardant. A helicopter is 'bucketing' water. No structures are currently threatened and there are no evacuations at present. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The fire is estimated to be 20ha in size," reads a 1:30 p.m. update on the SCRD website.
The update also warns: "Smoke may be heavy in areas of West Sechelt and the Shores."
Campfires have been banned in most of B.C.