The Chilliwack Fire Department is currently battling a large brush fire north of Highway 1 at Industrial Way near Cannor Road.
The fire happened shortly after 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, east of the Yale Road West exit.
Initially, fire crews could not access the fire. Just before 2 p.m., the wildfire blaze was about one kilometre away and was “moving quickly,” according to firefighters near the scene. The fire jumped a barrier that firefighters thought would have stopped the blaze from spreading.
The blaze grew quickly and within time crews were finally able to access it. Just before 4 p.m., the fire was contained on three sides.
Sometime before 5 p.m. a helicopter had arrived on scene and was dropping water on the blaze.
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