Crews douse brush fire at foot of Grouse Mountain

A firefighter douses hot spots from a brush fire on Grouse Mountain on Monday, Aug. 7, 2023. Global News

Crews were able to quickly tackle a brush fire that broke out in the Forest Hills area of North Vancouver on Monday.

The flames were spotted in the early afternoon in a gully near powerlines just off Skyline Road at the foot of Grouse Mountain.

The location of the fire on the mountain caused a unique challenge for crews, who found themselves more than 365 metres (1,200 feet) from the nearest fire hydrant.

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District of North Vancouver Fire Rescue Services said firefighters ended up having to link multiple pumper trucks together to provide a supply of water to the fire line.

As of 3 p.m., the service said it had nearly extinguished the flames.

It was not immediately clear what sparked the fire.

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