Crews on Vancouver Island are in action this hour battling a new wildfire just south of Mill Bay.
Marg Drysdale with the BC Wildfire Service says so far, the fire is limited to about half a hectare in size.
“We are assisting with the Mill Bay fire department with a fire close to Bamberton, we have 15 firefighters and one officer on that fire.”
Drysdale adds the fire could also cause problems for people driving Highway One.
“The RCMP will be closing one lane of the highway by Mill Bay, because the fire is somewhat adjacent to the highway.”
Drysdale says the region has been extremely dry, and that most of southern Vancouver Island is currently under an extreme fire danger rating.