NORTH VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Crews with District of North Vancouver Fire Rescue Services are back at the scene of a small wildfire that caused some tense moments Wednesday night along Indian Arm.
The fire almost forced the evacuation of some homes along Sunshine Falls Lane overnight.
“It was threatening two homes,” Assistant Chief Brad Gaudette says. “We responded, we were able to protect the homes, kind of surround the fire with water line. We had this Vancouver fire boat attend from the water side.”
Wildlife Update: The fire was an aggressive rank-3 wildfire (Ground fire with fire into trees) our Fire Fighters are controlling the perimeter and are actively fighting the fire at this time. Homes adjacent to this fire are now protection. No need for a community evacuation
— DNV Fire Rescue Services (@DNVFRS) September 10, 2020
Crews from the BC Wildfire Service also helped fight the fire, which was north of Quarry Rock.
“It was about a 150 metre by 150 metre, probably rank three forest fire,” Gaudette explains.
He says reports first suggested it was a structure fire.
District members left the fire around 1 a.m. Thursday, with Coastal Fire crews spending the night in the area to monitor the situation.
No one was hurt in the fire and no damage has been reported to any buildings.