Firefighters working to get control of a roughly one-hectare fire near Nanaimo Lakes Monday morning. (Nanaimo News Now)

A fire initially reported late last night continues to burn around Blackjack Forest Service Road, near Nanaimo.

Believed to be human-caused, Nanaimo Fire Rescue now says the fire is under control. However, it expanded overnight from 0.3 hectares to at least 0.7 hectares in size.

Over a dozen firefighters are on the scene, as well as a helicopter, excavator, and water tender.

Firefighters got an earlier bush fire under control just outside Nanaimo on Sunday, jus as this fire sparked.

More details to come.

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