As wildfires burn across the province and smoke from Washington state fires have blown into British Columbia, a wildfire broke out in the Lower Mainland last night.
The District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services (DNVFRS) stated that around 8 p.m. on September 9, over 24 firefighters with eight fire trucks responded to several reports about a wildfire near the 5000 block of Sunshine Falls in the Woodlands area north of Deep Cove.
By around 9 p.m., the blaze was approximately 150 square metres, with extension into trees.
The Vancouver Fire Rescue Services fire boat provided assistance. Firefighters from Squamish and Hope were also sent and the DNVFRS also thanked North Vancouver RCMP, B.C. Wildfire Services, North Vancouver City Fire Department, West Vancouver Fire Department, Vancouver Fire and Rescue, and B.C. Ambulance Services for support.
By around 12:30 a.m. on September 10, firefighting crews were able to bring the aggressive rank-three fire (ground fire with fire in the trees) under control. Clean-up began in the morning.
The DNVFRS stated that no homes were damaged and evacuations weren’t necessary.
Today, the DNVFRS stated that the current fire danger rating is high.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.