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Sooke Wildfire

Sooke Fire Rescue Service

Update from Incident Command 15:20: With many thanks to all responding fire departments, crews are soon wrapping up and will continue to monitor the site over the next few days.

Update from Incident Command 14:02: Fire is now 100% contained. Crews remain on scene.

Update from Incident Command 13:35: Open flame has been extinguished. Black area now 150’X75’. Crews continuing to contain fire (currently 50% contained). Twelve responding firefighters across agencies.

OP: Sooke Fire Rescue, and mutual aid partners (Otter Point/Metchosin/East Sooke Fire Departments) are on scene responding to a Rank 2 brush fire in the area of Basinview Heights in Sooke (off of Ayum Road). The fire is approximately 100X40 feet and is on a significant slope.

Training Centre Expansion Part2

It started here with the raising of the new container.

And continued on step by step. Window, hat channel, battens, panels, flashing, burn tray, sealing the joint on the burn room floor and finally the lighting of the first fire!


First Fire

Training Centre Expansion

Highly anticipated, much awaited!!
The Otter Point Training Centre upper burn room expansion is finally happening! The opening has been cut, window has been installed, concrete floor poured and the container has been lifted into place. Thanks to all the firefighters who are making this project happen



Attended Structure Fire

Otter Point Fire Department was called to a mobile home fire this evening. When crews arrived they found a single wide mobile home with heavy smoke pushing out on all sides. Crews were able to enter the building and obtain a quick knock down of the fire. A big thank you to Sooke Fire, East Sooke Fire and Metchosin Fire who all sent crews to assist!
No one was at home at the time of the fire and no firefighters were injured. Unfortunately the home is a complete loss.

Burning Ban Continues

Good Afternoon Otter Point! With the rain the fire hazard rating is down to LOW and may remain at low or moderate for a few days.
There is still No Open Burning permitted in June, July, August or September.
Campfires in a contained ring are still permitted at this time.

Firefighter Fitness Challenge

Otter Point firefighter Morgan D’Ganigian was in Orlando Florida with some friends. They decided to participate in the firefighter fitness challenge. Morgan and his team finished in third place with the second fastest time!
Way to go Morgan!!