Wildfire near Squamish is human-caused: BC Wildfire Service

The wildfire burning 13 kilometres east of Squamish was caused by a person, according to BC Wildfire Service.

The fire is 3.5 hectares in size and has been burning near the Mamquam Forest Service Road since Sunday evening.

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As on yesterday, the fire is considered "out of control," meaning the blaze is not responding - or only responding on a limited basis - to fire suppression.  

Air tankers, helicopters, 16 firefighters and heavy machinery are working to put out the fire.

“This area is considered hazardous and the public is requested to stay away from the firefighting response area,” reads a news release from BC Wildfire Service.

While the Mamquam and Skookumby forest service roads remain open, the public isn’t allowed in areas near the fire.

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