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Small forest fire breaks out in popular hiking area north of Vancouver

May 14, 2018 - 5:25 PM

PARKSVILLE, B.C. - A small wildfire has broken out on in a popular hiking destination north of Vancouver.

Donna MacPherson, a fire information officer with the Coastal Fire Centre, says the blaze on Brunswick Mountain is about a half-hectare in size.

She says they know there are hikers in the area, but are not aware of anyone being trapped and notes there is a network of trails to take people off the mountain.

MacPherson says they have two helicopters and a crew of 25 firefighters responding, along with assistance from a nearby fire department.

She said there are no homes at risk.

Brunswick Mountain is about 30 kilometres north of Vancouver.

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