The wildfire near Sahtlam is still burning out of control. (Courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

The wildfire near Sahtlam is still burning out of control. (Courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

UPDATED: Firefighters get a handle on Cowichan River wildfire

Fire now ‘being held’

As of Oct. 12, the wildfire south of the Cowichan River that ignited on Oct. 8 is now being held, according to the Coastal Fire Centre.

Fire information officer Julia Caranci said that means the 4.1-hectare fire is currently at a stage between under control and out of control. The fire had remained out of control until Wednesday.

“We now have a containment line around it and, with our current resources and weather conditions, we’re not anticipating that it will spread beyond the containment line,” she said.

“There are still 20 firefighters working at the site.”

The fire is located south of Sahtlam in a rural area.

The blaze is not considered a threat to infrastructure or human life.

The fire is suspected to be human caused, though no definitive cause has been identified.

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