A wildfire that began on Monday, April 1st remains burning in the Squamish Valley. The fire was initially believed to be around 3.5 hectares in size but is now thought to be just under 15 hectares.

The BC Wildfire Service says the fire is approximately 17.5 kilometers along the Squamish Valley Road and begun as a structure fire that transitioned to a wild-land fire.

A twenty person crew with a helicopter were on site tackling the blaze on Monday. The provincial firefighting team believe the human-caused fire should be under control on Tuesday, but that public should expect lots of smoke for north of Squamish and Brackendale.

The Squamish-Lilloet Regional District says the Squamish Valley Road remains open at this time – however, all non-essential travel in the area should be avoided to allow crews to work.

Rain is forecast to move into the area on Tuesday evening and continue for the rest of the week that will assist with fire suppression efforts.

If you suspect a forest fire call the BC Wildfire Service on 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on a cell phone.


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