Firefighters at the scene of a small brush fire on Townsend Road this afternoon. (Randi Fillatre/Sooke News Mirror)

Firefighters at the scene of a small brush fire on Townsend Road this afternoon. (Randi Fillatre/Sooke News Mirror)

Firefighters on scene of brush fire on Townsend Road

Small blaze quickly extinguished

Sooke firefighters are at the scene of a small brush fire on Townsend Road.

The fire is contained and firefighters are now mopping up the scene.

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The area, behind Shopper’s Drug Mart was the scene of several small fires last summer, within a few metres of homes. One home is located next to a vacant lot which attract transients, squatters and others. The property is used as a trail way between Townsend Road and Evergreen Centre.­