Crews with the BC Wildfire Service are battling a new wildfire burning deep in the mountains near Squamish.
The blaze was discovered Sunday evening and is currently relatively small with an area of about 9 acres, but it is “out of control” according to authorities. Its location is approximately 13 kms east of the town along the Manquam Forest Service Road.
— Jason Ross (@Squamishweather) August 28, 2017
Firefighters, an excavator, three helicopters, and an air tanker have been deployed to suppress the fire.
It is believed that a person caused the blaze.
This is currently the closest wildfire to Vancouver; two other wildfires are burning on the east shore of Harrison Lake, with one blaze growing to 225 acres and another reaching 500 acres.