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Posted: August 14, 2022

BCWS maintains attacks on regional wildfires

The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) today (August 14) issued a community bulletin covering the region’s three wildfires of note at Connell Ridge, Weasel Creek and Cummings Creek (see more below).

All three fires are being kept to the same estimated sizes as the past few days.

No new fires are being reported in the East Kootenay overnight, with two lightning-strike fires reported on Steamboat Mountain on August 12 now being reported as under control and being held at .01 hectares each.

Aside from the three fires of note and two on Steamboat, there are still six fires burning in the East Kootenay.

The Mount Evans fire discovered August 8 is still out-of-control at 33.5 ha. The fire is about 11 km southwest of St. Mary Lake.

The Stair Lakes fire at St. Mary’s Alpine Provincial Park is out-of-control at 44 ha.

The Mount Docking fire northeast of Radium Hot Springs is still out-of-control at 36 ha. The lightning-ignited fire was discovered July 30.

The Gilnockie Provincial Park fire, at 2.9 ha, is now being held. The lightning-ignited fire was discovered August 4.

The person-caused Hardie Creek fire, discovered the night August 9, is under control at two ha.

And the Mount Nicholas fire discovered Aug. 6 is under control at 2.1 ha.

Learn more about stage control.

Lead image: Crews hiking off the fireline on the Cummings Creek wildfire on August 13. BCWS photo


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