Malahat Highway reopens after closure near summit due to wildfire

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A section of the Malahat Highway on Vancouver Island was closed for hours Tuesday evening due to a wildfire.

Highway officials closed the route in both directions between Whittaker Road and Mill Bay Road around 8 p.m. The road fully reopened shortly before 10 p.m.

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The BC Wildfire Service listed the fire as under control, 02 hectares in size and in the area of Colpman Creek.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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