August 9, 2018 1:46 am
Updated: August 9, 2018 5:40 pm

Fire burns above Horseshoe Bay as blazes flare up around B.C.

WATCH: Paul Haysom is live from Horseshoe Bay Thursday morning where crews are battling a fire that broke out Wednesday evening. The fire is not threatening any structures but it is growing.


A grass fire continues to burn on a slope above Horseshoe Bay Thursday.

Drive BC confirmed that the right lane of the Sea to Sky Highway had been closed half a kilometre north of Horseshoe Bay due to wildfire activity.

READ MORE: B.C. wildfires map 2018: Current location of wildfires around the province

Two helicopters are now working to drop buckets of water on the fire.

The blaze is not threatening any structures at this time but it is creating a lot of smoke in the air.

WATCH: Crews are being hampered by steep terrain and lack of water access. West Vancouver firefighters say the flames may have been sparked by campers.

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Numerous images of the fire were posted to social media as it burned.

West Vancouver resident Nicholas Lendvoy posted these ones.

West Vancouver Fire and Rescue personnel told Global News that the blaze was possibly started by campers.

Capilano Highway Services, a highway and bridge maintenance company, posted this photo of the fire:


The fire happened at the same time as blazes flared up around B.C.

The BC Wildfire Service said Wednesday that a number of fires in the 100 Mile House area were creating a significant amount of smoke in surrounding communities.

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