Langford fire crews were called to an active grass fire at Belmont Secondary School in Langford Sunday afternoon.
Just after 2 p.m. the Langford Fire Rescue received calls of a fire near the school and arrived to find a 20 x 20-foot fire in a forested area behind it, between Langford Lake Road and Alouette Drive.
Assistant chief fire prevention officer Lance Caven said he saw significant smoke in the area as he headed to the scene. All three of Langford’s fire stations were called in to assist.
Witnesses reported seeing youth in the area before the fire started.
“We are starting to dry out. We’re heading into a long dry stretch here, so we need people to be super careful to not have any preventable fires,” Caven said.
About 15 members responded to the blaze and were able to douse the flames shortly after arriving on scene. Crews stayed to put out hot spots.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Anyone with information can call the West Shore RCMP at (250) 474-2264 or Crime Stoppers.
Langford emergency crews are responding to a grass fire behind Belmont Secondary. Check the website for further updates pic.twitter.com/eu8Dxf66ga
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|Smoke could be seen billowing out behind Belmont Secondary (Contributed)|