Brush fire above Horseshoe Bay contained, Highway 99 now open

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Horseshoe Bay brush fire under control
WATCH: A little more than 24 hours after flames were first spotted, fire crews now have the upper hand on the brush fire near Highway 99 and Horseshoe Bay. Crews remain on scene putting out hotspots and ensuring the busy highway will be safe. Kamil Karamali reports – Jun 27, 2023

The Sea-to-Sky Highway remained closed northbound at Horseshoe Bay on Monday, as crews tackled a brush fire in the hills above the community, but has since been reopened.

West Vancouver Fire and Rescue said the fire was burning near Whyte Lake. By Tuesday, the BC Wildfire Service listed the fire as “under control,” and said it had been reduced from three to one hectares in size.

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The BC Wildfire Service said it was assisting municipal crews with multiple aircraft as well as two initial attack crews and two response officers.

The area around the lake was also closed, firefighters said, and people are being urged to stay away.

The fire is believed to be human caused.

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