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Posted: July 6, 2021

Moyie River fire is now being held

The mellowing of the worst heat wave in memory has helped reduce the growth of wildfires in the East Kootenay, with only four fires in the region (and Golden area) now recorded as “out of control.”

The wildfire in the Findlay Creek drainage, now called the Granite Creek fire, located on the edge of the eastern edge of the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy, remains out of control.

Believed to be caused by lighting, the fire discovered July 3 is estimated at 40 hectares. It is about 34 km southwest of Canal Flats.

The lightning caused fire east of Fairmont Hot Springs, on the east side of Fairmont Mountain remains out of control at .01 ha, according to BC Wildfire Service.

The nearby lightning caused Dry Creek north fire, at five ha, is still reported as under control. The fire is located on the east side of the Fairmont Range southeast of Fairmont Hot Springs.

The Carrol Creek fire, just west of Kinbasket Lake, remains out of control at 98 ha.

Three fires reduced in status from out of control to ‘being held,’ include the Moyie River/Lumberton fire discovered July 2, about 26 km southwest of Cranbrook. It is now considered being held at 19 ha.

The Bear Creek fire, on the west side of Kootenay River, west of Windermere, is now being held at 1.5 ha. The lightning caused fire was discovered July 2.

The lightning caused Moberley Creek fire, discovered July 2, is now being held at 1.38 ha. It is about 11 km north of Golden.


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