Fire crews battle a large wildfire north of Highway 1 east of the Yale Road West exit on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Scroll to the bottom of this story for more photos. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fire crews battle a large wildfire north of Highway 1 east of the Yale Road West exit on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Scroll to the bottom of this story for more photos. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Firefighters battle wildfire in Chilliwack near Hwy 1

Helicopter dropping water on large wildfire in Chilliwack near Yale Road West exit, north of highway

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.

Check back here for more info as it becomes available.

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A helicopter drops water on a large wildfire north of Highway 1 east of the Yale Road West exit on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

A helicopter drops water on a large wildfire north of Highway 1 east of the Yale Road West exit on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fire crews battle a large wildfire north of Highway 1 east of the Yale Road West exit on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fire crews battle a large wildfire north of Highway 1 east of the Yale Road West exit on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fire crews battle a large wildfire north of Highway 1 east of the Yale Road West exit on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fire crews battle a large wildfire north of Highway 1 east of the Yale Road West exit on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fire crews battle a large wildfire north of Highway 1 east of the Yale Road West exit on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fire crews battle a large wildfire north of Highway 1 east of the Yale Road West exit on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fire crews battle a large wildfire north of Highway 1 east of the Yale Road West exit on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fire crews battle a large wildfire north of Highway 1 east of the Yale Road West exit on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack RCMP officers on the scene of a spreading brush fire in east Chilliwack between the CN tracks and Highway 1 on April 15, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack RCMP officers on the scene of a spreading brush fire in east Chilliwack between the CN tracks and Highway 1 on April 15, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Firefighters call for helicopter water drop as brush fire expands west of Cannor Road on April 15, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

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