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Crews called to Chilliwack, B.C., brush fire near Highway 1

Click to play video: 'Chilliwack fire crews battle early-season brush fire' Chilliwack fire crews battle early-season brush fire
About 45 firefighters had to carry equipment across open grassland in Chilliwack Thursday to fight the flames of an early-season brush fire. – Apr 15, 2021

Crews in Chilliwack, B.C., were called to a brush fire Thursday afternoon.

The fire is still smoldering Friday morning and is located in difficult terrain near Yale Road West and Cannor Road.

Officials said two CN Rail employees are keeping an eye on the blaze that is now contained.

About 45 firefighters had to carry equipment across open grassland to fight the flames when the fire broke out Thursday.

No structures are threatened but a long-ladder truck was brought in to protect a nearby industrial site.

Asst. Chief Chris Wilson with Chilliwack Fire Rescue Services said Thursday the fire will not reach Highway 1.

 

Smoke can be seen coming from the fire Thursday afternoon. Credit: Tony Clark / Global News
Smoke can be seen coming from the fire Thursday afternoon. Credit: Tony Clark / Global News.
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It is not known at this time how the fire started.

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