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Posted: July 11, 2021

Two new wildfires reported south of Canal Flats

BC Wildfire Service today (July 11) reports two new fires in the East Kootenay in the past 24 hours.

There is a lightning-caused fire near Centaur Lake, about five km south of Canal Flats, located between Findlay Creek and the Kootenay River. The fire is estimated at three hectares.

The second fire is about 11 km northeast of the first, alongside North Lussier River Road, about nine km southeast of Canal Flats. Discovered July 11, the cause of the estimated .04 ha fire is unknown at this time.

The fire reported in Copper Creek, between Highway 93/95 and the Kootenay River, about 12 km south of Canal Flats is no longer appearing on BC Wildfire Service’s wildfire dashboard.

There is a new fire close to the East Kootenay at Komma Creek, about 24 km north of Kitchener. Discovered July 10, the lightning-caused fire is about 15 ha in scale. It is also about 17 km west of the under control Moyie River/Lumberton fire, which was discovered July 2. It is about 29 ha.

The Bill Nye Mountain wildfire, about eight km southeast of Wasa, remains out of control at about .6 hectares in size.

Discovered July 8, the suspected cause of the fire is lighting.

The lightning-caused wildfire near the top of Gold Mountain, about 40 km southeast of Cranbrook, is being held at about 1.31 hectares in size.

A lightning-caused wildfire in Barkshanty Creek, discovered July 8 about 1.2 km east of Moyie Lake, is under control at one tenth of a hectare.

Fires in Teepee Creek (.01 ha), Kikomun Creek (Caithness – .6 ha), Granite Creek (26 ha), Dry Creek North (five ha) and Bear Creek (1.5 ha) are all under control.

The Carroll Creek fire, about 25 km west of Donald, on the west side of Kinbasket Lake, remains out of control at 98 ha.


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