UPDATED: Brush fire by Sylvester Road under control, unofficially out

A brush fire just outide of Mission is unofficially out as firefighters patrol the are for hot spots.

Firefighters are still patrolling the site of a half hectare brush fire on Sylvester Road.

The fire was reported on June 30. Sixteen firefighters battled the blaze, located east of Stave Lake, close to Davis Lake Provincial Park.

Two helicopters and an air tanker were also used to fight the blaze.

By Wednesday (July 1) crews were mopping up the area.

“They got on it really quickly,” said Marg Drysdale, fire information officer at the Coastal Fire Centre.

As of Thursday, the fire was still not officially out as crews continue to patrol for any hot spots that may flare up.

Drysdale said the Fraser Valley area is currently in extreme risk of fire.

“We really need people to understand that an extreme fire danger means that any little spark can take off.”

The extreme rating refers to the dryness in the forest and to spread rates.

While the blaze is still under investigation, Drysdale said it was “human caused.”


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