South Shawnigan Road has reopened after two brush fires cause the road to be closed on Thursday afternoon.
According to Emcom Services, the two smaller brush fires were approximately one kilometre apart along South Shawnigan Road. Malahat Fire Rescue was able to contain the blaze quickly.
Our community pulled together during 2 brush fires today #southshawnigan Thank you to our neighbours & residents in the area for checking on each other. Also to fire, police and our AEL Traffic Control division 🙏 #safe #gratitude Emcon delivering water to @malahatfire
— Emcon Services Inc., South Island Division (@EmconSouthVI) September 10, 2020
According to the B.C. Wildfire Dashboard, both fires are estimated to be .01 hectares in size.
Shawnigan Lake Fire Department assisted in putting out the fire.
Neither direction of traffic on the Malahat was affected by the fire.
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