Stirling Arm forest fire ‘human caused’

Fire burns less than one hectare of Crown forest land on Monday.

A forest fire at Stirling Arm by Sproat Lake on Monday was human-caused, says a provincial wildfire spokeswoman.

The fire burned less than one hectare of Crown forest land and required a unit crew of 20 people and two helicopters bucketing water to get it under control.

Fire information officer Marg Drysdale said the fire was reported at around 8:30 a.m. and it was at about 3 p.m. when the firefighting crew finished.

However, the area is still being monitored for hot spots.