BREAKING: Brush fire closes Sooke Road

Multiple departments responding to blaze

A brush fire has closed Sooke Road in both directions as crews from Sooke, Metchosin and Langford fire departments battle the blaze.

The fire broke out just before 4 p.m. and West Shore RCMP have confirmed that the fire is “out of control” and located in the 4100 block of Sooke Road in Metchosin.

Fire departments from Metchosin, Langford, Sooke, East Sooke, and Otter Point are all headed towards the scene.

The fire is said to be fast moving, and one house has already been evacuated.

Drive BC says a detour is available via Gillespie Road.

More to come.