Fire crews make progress in containing Horseshoe Bay wildfire

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      It looks like residents of Horseshoe Bay can breathe a sigh of relief.

      That's because the blaze near Whyte Lake is not growing, according to the West Vancouver Fire Department.

      As a result, crews will continue monitoring the wildfire on the hillside into the evening and overnight.

      Smoke was detected last evening around 8 p.m. but suppression efforts today managed to prevent the fire from expanding near any structures.

      Hikers are being advised to avoid the area.

      All Baden Powell trails and other trails around Whyte Lake are closed until further notice.


      At 9:35 a.m. on Friday (August 10), the West Vancouver Fire Department said the wildfire near Whyte Lake was 50 percent contained.

      "One northbound lane remained closed on Highway 99 north of Horseshoe Bay for staging of emergency vehicles," the fire department said on its website. "Please use caution when passing this area."