Crews from the Langford Fire Department had some heavy lifting to do Saturday night. Specifically, they had to lift a tranquilized black bear.

Firefighters were called in to help the RCMP and conservation officers after the animal was reported in a tree on Hockley Avenue, near City Hall.

They used a ladder truck to get to the bear and carry it safely back to the ground.

Conservation officers said the bear is a young adult female. She was in good condition and had no history of problems, so she has been released back into the wilderness.