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Posted: July 5, 2021

No new fires reported overnight in region

BC Wildfire Service this morning reports no new wildfires in the East Kootenay in the past day or so.

However, six fires remain out of control in the East Kootenay/Golden areas.

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 Moyie River/Lumberton fire remains out of control at 19 ha. Discovered July 2, the fire is about 26 km southwest of Cranbrook.

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

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

The Bear Creek fire, on the west side of Kootenay River, west of Windermere, is also out of control at 1.2 ha. The lightning caused fire was discovered July 2.

The Carrol Creek fire, just west of Kinbasket Lake, remains out of control at 98 ha, up from 15 ha being reported July 4.

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

The Bootleg fire west of Kimberley is under control at .36 ha.

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