Westside fire cuts off road

An evacuation order is in place for 70 homes as result of the flare-up Monday of the Shelter Cove blaze.

A wildfire has forced residents out of their home and closed off Westside Road.

Westside Road is closed in both directions between Denison Road and La Casa because of a lightning-caused fire and no detour is available.

An evacuation order is in place for 70 homes along Westside Road as result of the flare-up Monday of the Shelter Cove blaze.

On Tuesday afternoon, the fire was 300 hectares in size and was being tackled by North Westside and Wilson’s Landing firefighters and crews from the B.C. Wildfire Service.

La Casa Resort is not under an evacuation order or an alert.

As of Tuesday, the fire led to electricity being out for 1,400 customers, including many who are not part of the evacuation order.