Crews battle fire on Burnaby Mountain

Fire crews responded to a fire on the north side of Burnaby Mountain Sunday morning.

A blaze broke out near a hiking trail, but it was contained by fire crews. Crews were on the scene for a while dealing with hot spots.

It was sparked before 10 a.m. on the northeast side of Burnaby Mountain, just beyond SFU.

About 40 fire fighters were on scene, in addition to air reinforcements. The fire was 2400 square meters at its height, with the nearest buildings 500 metres away.

David Parker of the Wildlife Branch says they suspect that the fire was human-caused, though the exact cause isn’t known.