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Fire crews battling wildfire at Whyte Lake near Horseshoe Bay

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DH Vancouver Staff Aug 09, 2018 9:58 am 3,028

West Vancouver Fire & Rescue crews are currently battling an active wildfire just north of Horseshoe Bay.

Fire crews received almost 100 calls at approximately 8 pm on Wednesday night about a fire located 200 metres above the Squamish highway.

According to BC Wildfire Service, the fire is located at Whyte Lake, the largest park in West Vancouver.

While it first began at 1000 square metres, it has since grown to 3000 square metres in size.

Horseshoe Bay

BC Wildfire Info

An extensive ground operation as performed, as well as four aerial units dropping both water and a flame-retardant solution.

Smoke can be seen from Horseshoe Bay, from the Sea to Sky Highway, and from the water.

Whyte Lake Trail, a 3 km trail that can be accessed from Westport Road, has been closed to the public.

One northbound lane moving northbound on the Sea to Sky highway has been partially closed.

Update: The wildfire is currently 50% contained.

Although an exact cause of the fire remains unknown, crews are almost certain that the blaze was human-caused.

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