Crews Battling Out-Of-Control Wildfire in the Cowichan Valley

Fire crews in the Cowichan Valley are working to control a late-season wildfire burning about 10 kilometres west of Duncan.

The BC Wildfire Service has 16 firefighters, a helicopter and two water tenders attacking the blaze, which has been dubbed the Cowichan River Fire, according to Julia Caranci, fire information officer for the Coastal Fire Centre.

The wildfire is estimated at 4.1 hectares in size, Caranci said. That’s an increase from the size estimate given when the blaze first sparked Saturday, but Caranci said some of that growth is due to more accurate mapping.

“(Firefighters are) making good progress,” she said, noting that the fire didn’t challenge the containment lines crews had established overnight.

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