Lightning sparks four more fires in region
The thunderstorms that rolled over Cranbrook and area yesterday afternoon (August 23) produced four new wildfires in the East Kootenay.
Along with the 3.08-hectares ?aqam community fire, two more wildfires are reported to the east by BC Wildfire Service August 24.
One is in the high country four km north of Horseshoe Lake. It is an estimated two ha.
And the other is in Maus Creek, about five km northeast of Horseshoe Lake. It is an estimated .01 ha.
A fourth wildfire is reported at Tally Creek, about seven km northwest of Kingsgate, is an estimated .5 ha.
A fire reported yesterday along Fording River, southeast of Elkford is being held at 2.58 ha.
The status quo remains today on the two fires of note in the region, along with eight others that remain out-of-control, including two close together reported August 23 on the east slopes of the Kootenay Valley, 24 km east of Invermere.
There is a six-ha fire in Elk Creek and just 1.5 km southeast of that fire is a .1 ha fire in Salt Lake Meadows.
Check BC Wildfire Service for up-to-date information on wildfires.