Fire count continues to rise in region
BC Wildfire Service is this evening (July 2) reporting four new fires in the East Kootenay and area, since earlier this afternoon.
A new fire is in the Lumberton Forest Service Road area, close to Moyie River, about 13 km west of Lumberton.
The fire, with an unknown suspected cause, is an estimated 3.0 hectares.
There is another small (.01 ha) fire in the Lussier River area, about 4.5 km north of the north end of Premier Lake. The cause of the fire is unknown.
Another new .01 ha fire is recorded in the Madias Creek area, 7.5 km north of Fairmont Hot Springs.
There is a .01 ha fire in the Kootenay River Valley, just east of the Settlers-Kootenay Forest Service Road.
The cause of both fires is unknown at this time.
The lighting/caused Matthew Creek/Bootleg fire west of Kimberley, reported earlier, and heavily bombed by BC Wildfire Service, is now described as .36 ha in size, up from .6 ha earlier in the day.
The .01 ha Imler Road fire, between the Columbia River and the CPR tracks near Parson, is now being reported as under control.
Lead image: BC Wildfire Service’s active wildfire map is getting busier by the hour. BC Wildfire Service