Langford Fire Rescue is working to douse a small grass fire at Jacklin Road and Station Avenue. (Langford Fire Rescue/Twitter)

Fire crews douse grass fire the length of hockey rink near Station Avenue in Langford

The fire started out the size of dinner plate but quickly spread to over 200 feet long

Langford fire crews put out a small brush fire at the Langford Exchange Rail tracks.

Langford Fire Rescue tweeted that they were dealing with the small grass fire at Jacklin Road and Station Avenue just before 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

READ ALSO: Washington wildfires likely cause for Greater Victoria’s smoke-filled skies

According to Lance Caven, assistant fire chief of fire prevention, the 911 caller described the fire as the size of a dinner plate but when it was extinguished about 45 minutes later, the fire 200 feet long and more than 15 feet wide – similar to the length of a standard hockey rink.

Caven said this fire, and the smoke in the air blowing over from wildfires in Washington are good reminders for residents to be vigilant when outside.

Langford Fire Rescue was notified of the grass fire while checking for hot spots at a different fire that was put out on Monday between Westshore Parkway and Luxton Road. Caven said there have been a “typical” amount of grass fires in the area this year, but added that it “doesn’t take much” to start a fire.

“These little fires, they tie up resources if something else were to happen,” he said.

According to Caven, it’s too early to tell what caused the blaze but Langford fire will be reviewing video surveillance and speaking with witnesses further as the investigation continues.


 

Do you have something to add to this story, or something else we should report on? Email:
kendra.crighton@blackpress.ca. Follow us on Instagram.  
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

B.C. Greens hurrying to get candidates in place for provincial election

No candidates announced yet in Nanaimo, Nanaimo-North Cowichan or Parksville-Qualicum

Sooke couple that owned Sooke Harbour House given $4 million after lengthy court case

B.C. Supreme Court rules in favour of Frederique and Sinclair Philip

Tofino-Ucluelet region rallies around injured five-month-old puppy

A puppy is home and healing after being struck by a vehicle in Hitacu

‘Bad blood’ over pathology issue, says Island Health medical director

Regional hospital district board pushes for pathology service in Courtenay, Campbell River

Back-to-school is old news, school zones are not, Vancouver Island police warn

Police reminding drivers about school zone speeding, passing buses

B.C. reports 91 new cases as officials remain worried over ‘clusters of COVID-19

There have now been a total of 8,395 cases in B.C. since the pandemic began

Heavy rains cause wastewater overflow off Oak Bay, Saanich beaches

Affected beaches will be posted with public health advisory signs

Local MP Elizabeth May likes aspects of throne speech, but questions execution

According to May nobody in Ottawa is as ‘reckless’ as BC’s John Horgan

Suspicious van report leads police to issue important reminders

Police received a report about a suspicious white van driving slowly around Comox.

‘Won’t be gathering for Thanksgiving:’ Trudeau says COVID-19 2nd wave underway

In all, COVID-19 has killed about 9,250 people in Canada

BC Timber Sales’ operations on the North Island and Central Coast to be audited

The Forest Practices Board randomly chose the region to check for compliance to legislation

Qualicum Beach students met with outpouring of support

Community members cheer on youngsters as they return to school

Nanaimo United play in a pandemic, win Jackson Cup championship

Div. 1 men defeat Lakehill 2-1 to cap off soccer season after a six-month shutdown

Nanaimo’s Harbour City Photography Club goes virtual to adapt to COVID-19

Club’s exhibitions, meetings and presentations are now occurring online

Most Read