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Small wildfire flares up near Campbell River

Helicopter deployed to fight blaze
A helicopter was visible north of Campbell River as a wildfire flared up on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Firefighters responded to a small wildfire north of Campbell River on Wednesday afternoon, the Coastal Fire Centre confirmed.

The brush fire flared up on the Duncan Bay Main underneath the lines in a BC Hydro powerline corridor, according to Dorthe Jakobsen, a communications assistant for the Coastal Fire Centre.

“It’s in the fire department area jurisdiction but because it’s [a] BC Hydro corridor, we’ve been sending resources,” she said.

She said the response would involve a helicopter equipped with a bucket and an initial attack crew.

Smoke was visible north of Campbell River, along with a helicopter flying nearby. The smoke later subsided.

More information will be added to this report as it becomes available.