Forest fire crews are fighting a blaze near Shawnigan Lake that started just after noon today.
Fire information officer Donna MacPherson said the fire covers four to six hectares in steep terrain on TimberWest land about 12.5 kilometres west of Shawnigan Lake.
No homes or structures are threatened.
Eighteen firefighters have been battling the blaze with the help of air tankers and five helicopters. Ten more firefighters were heading to the scene.
MacPherson said the fire is believed to have been caused by humans. No other details were available.
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