Quick response prevented brush fire from spreading to homes, officials say
Fire crews say there was a bit of challenge with water and the terrain, but that they’re fortunate they got to the scene so quickly. July 16, 2017 (CTV Vancouver Island)
CTV Vancouver Island
Published Sunday, July 16, 2017 5:42PM PDT
Last Updated Monday, July 17, 2017 10:07AM PDT
More than 20 firefighters responded to a brush fire in Colwood on Sunday.
Officials say it broke out around 3:30 p.m. on Belmont Road near Ocean Boulevard.
Fire crews say there was a bit of a challenge with water and terrain, but that they’re fortunate they got to the scene so quickly.
“Especially with the mild wind that we have currently right now, we have a house here approximately 75 feet away,” said assistant chief Greg Chow. “We just have to be very diligent especially in this hot, dry weather.”
The blaze didn’t spread to any homes and firefighters were in the mop-up stage by 5 p.m.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.