WEST VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Helicopters will be busy dropping water all day long on what remains of a three-hectare fire near Horseshoe Bay that broke out Wednesday night.
West Vancouver Fire assistant chief Jeff Bush says it’s now about 50 per cent contained. “They are going to be bucketing pretty much… for the rest of the day.”
No building are in danger right now.
“The majority of the day is going to be all air operations,” says Bush. “They’re bucketing from Whyte Lake… Whyte Lake to where the fire is — it’s very, very quick.”
Fire crews are tackling the fire by air and ground. They are using water from Whyte Lake to douse the flames.
The fire has been deemed human-caused.
All Baden Powell trailsk as well as the trails in and around Whyte Lake are still closed. People are asked to completely avoid the area.
One northbound lane is still closed on Highway 99 north of Horseshoe Bay.