The BC Wildfire Service reported a wildfire near Sorrento was under control as of Wednesday morning, June 5.
Thought to be human-caused, the fire reached 0.1 hectares on Squilax Mountain, approximately 5.5 kilometres southwest of Sorrento.
Four BC Wildfire Service crew members responded to the fire the night of Tuesday, June 4. On Wednesday they were checking for remaining hotspots.
The #BCWildfire Service is responding to a 0.8 hectare wildfire near Squilax Mountain (K40477) ~5.5 km southwest of Sorrento which is highly visible from #BCHwy1. Fire crews responded to the incident overnight, and there are 4 additional personnel currently responding. (1/2)
— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) June 4, 2019
In a tweet, the wildfire service thanked the public for reporting the fire and asks everyone to keep a sharp eye out for other fires. Anything believed to be a wildfire can be reported at 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 if calling from a cellphone.