A crew from the Coastal Fire Centre were dispatched to a small fire near Ladysmith Sunday morning.
“We had a fire two kilometres from Ladysmith on the Banon Forest Service Road,” said fire information officer Marg Drysdale. “It was human caused and it’s under investigation.”
The North Oyster Fire Department assisted with the 0.2-hectare blaze that was quickly put under control.
“This one they got into mop-up very quickly, but rather than calling it out they’ll put it in patrol for a period of time until they’re comfortable calling it completely out,” said Drysdale. “They’ll just go back and check on it periodically so they make sure there’s no smoke or any hotspots.”