A half dozen homes in Mission were briefly evacuated due to a wildfire near Hatzic Lake.
The fire started at an acreage near Draper Street and Ferndale Avenue.
Mission mayor Randy Hawes says everything was thrown at the blaze to contain it quickly.
“We have two helicopters are working on it right now with our full fire department, and we have a tree farm in Mission. And our full complement of guys from the tree farm I think are also working on it. And the RCMP is looking after the evacuation.”
In total, the fire grew to about five hectares at its largest size.
BC Wildfire also assisted in containing the fire, with six firefighters provided at the scene.
Photograph via Marcy Gillette