Firefighters are battling six wildfires that have occurred on the South Island over the last few days. All caused by controlled burns at logging sites. …No structures are at risk, but the fire is causing smoke that can be seen from Victoria, said fire information officer Donna MacPherson. …All the fires were started from controlled burns where forest companies burn slash, branches and other forest debris in a designated area, said MacPherson. The wildfires went beyond the perimeters of the provincially-approved fire plan. The fires are used to reduce wildfire risk in the summer. This week’s fire were likely caused by a “weird weather event,” said MacPherson.