VIDEO: Fire doused on Chatham Island off Oak Bay this morning

Coastal Fire Service to send helicopter and crew to investigate

(C-Tow Victoria/Sidney photo and video)

A fire that smoulders on Chatham Island off Oak Bay is human caused according to the Coastal Fire Service.

Parks and the fire service were called out this morning for the fire that is about 10 by 30 metres, says Donna MacPherson, fire information officer for Coastal Fire Service.

“The fire is just smouldering at this point in some logs on the beach,” she said.

Parks staff worked the fire ahead of the Fire Service which arrived with a crew of three after being alerted by residents this morning.

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Coastal Fire Service crews also battle a fire in Sooke that blew up to 100 hectares in size earlier this week. This morning the fire was reported to be 70 per cent contained.

Call 1-800-663-5555 to report a wildfire.

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Discover and Chatham Islands from the shores of Oak Bay, July 6, 2018. The province’s Coastal Fire Service plans to send a helicopter over this morning after reports of smoke from Chatham. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

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