VIDEO: Wildfire in Extension quickly brought under control

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
August 6, 2017 - 9:38pm Updated: August 6, 2017 - 11:22pm

Helicopters from the Coastal Fire Centre dump water on a bush fire in Extension on Sunday evening.Submitted

The approximate location of Sunday afternoon's bush fire.BC Wildfire Service

NANAIMO — Crews from the Coastal Fire Centre have contained a small bush fire south of Nanaimo.

The BC Wildfire Service's online map shows the blaze just west of Extension Rd.

The Coastal Fire Centre's Donna MacPherson told NanaimoNewsNOW the fire grew to about 0.3-hectares in size on Sunday evening. She said it was human-caused and on private forest land.

Six firefighters and three helicopters from the CFC battled the fire, along with help from Nanaimo Fire Rescue.

The CFC is in control of the scene as the fire is outside Nanaimo city limits. Crews were still there Sunday night mopping it up.

 

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