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Lions Bay fire believed to be person-caused

A wildfire erupted on Highway 99 Tuesday night just south of Lions Bay.

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First reported at approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday, the 0.2 hectare fire was quickly contained. The Lions Bay Fire Department and the B.C. Forest Service Coastal Fire Centre helped to bring the fire under control. Air tankers, helicopters, forest officers, and firefighters worked on the fire all of Tuesday night and suppression activities continued into Wednesday morning.

There was no property damage as a result of the fire. There are also no expected highway closures related to the wildfire, which is now believed to be person-caused.

The fire danger rating is high this weekend though out most regions of the Coastal Fire Centre. As long as the warm, dry weather continues residents and visitors are asked to take special care in reducing the risk of wild fires. For more information visit: www.for.gov.bc.ca/protect.

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