The aftermath of a fire near Magdalena Place that could have been far worse than it was. (Chilliwack Fire Department photo)

Chilliwack firefighters extinguish brush fire near Vedder Bridge

The blaze broke out in a dry forested area and could have spread quickly without intervention

The Chilliwack Fire Department is reminding residents to be careful in hot summer weather and avoid doing anything that might spark a fire.

Firefighters from halls one, four and six joined the B.C. Wildfire Service in a Tuesday morning callout.

At 9 a.m. they responded to a report of a fire in a heavily forested area of Magdalena Place, which is on the Cultus Lake side of the Vedder Bridge.

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Crews doused a blaze that was burning through underbrush and vegetation. A couple trees were scorched at the base and had firefighters not reacted quickly it could have grown far larger in the extremely dry conditions of the forest.

There were no injuries.

Firefighters credit bystanders who called 911 to report the fire.


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