Westshore RCMP say Sooke Road is opening again after crews had dealt with “significant” brush fire Monday afternoon. (Westshore RCMP/Twitter)

Westshore RCMP say Sooke Road is opening again after crews had dealt with “significant” brush fire Monday afternoon. (Westshore RCMP/Twitter)

UPDATED: Sooke Road reopens in Langford after downed power line sparks ‘significant’ brush fire

Crews from several departments responded to the blaze with heavy winds in the area

Westshore RCMP have re-opened Sooke Road (Highway 14) after a “significant” brush fire Monday afternoon had closed the road between Westshore Parkway and Luxton Road.

Authorities closed the major regional road for several hours in both directions as crews from multiple fire departments in the area battled the blaze, which had started after a power line had come down near a commercial area, where construction has been underway for some time.

Police had urged motorists to avoid the intersection while re-routing traffic through the smoke-covered area Monday afternoon.

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Crews battled the blaze against the backdrop of strong winds, which have already caused power outages in other parts of the Westshore.

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