Multiple halls fighting fire on Herd Road

Multiple halls fighting fire on Herd Road

Fire started from trees on hydro line

Crews from five fire halls battled a brush fire on Herd Road near Southview Terrace east of Osborne Bay Road on Friday night and into the early hours of Saturday morning.

The blaze started around 11:30 p.m., sparked by a tree on hydro lines, and quickly spread to grass and other dry vegetation nearby. Windy conditions made firefighting difficult. Most fire crews had left the scene by 2 a.m.

Homes along Herd Road east of Osborne Bay were temporarily evacuated by RCMP, but there were no reports of damage to any structures.

Maple Bay, Crofton, Chemainus, South End and Duncan fire halls responded, along with a crew from the BC Wildfire Service.

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