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Prescribed burn scheduled next week

Weather and fuel moisture conditions permitting, a prescribed burn will be ignited next week to restore grasslands and open forests on federal reserve land and…

Campfire ban begins for Cranbrook

Effective at noon MT on Monday, July 6, and until further notice, the City of Cranbrook is banning any and all cooking fires and campfires…

High fire danger locally

Report any smoke and fire: Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services is asking the public to use extreme caution in any…

Open burning restricted in region

Effective at noon Pacific Time on Wednesday, June 24, Category 2 open fires will be prohibited in the Southeast Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused…

Groups hosting weed pull on Sunday

The East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council (EKIPC) and Rocky Mountain Trench Ecosystem Restoration Program are hosting a weed pull around the Cranbrook Community Forest Lakes this Sunday….

Prescribed ER burn season approaching

André Chalabi has been busy prepping for the first prescribed burns of 2015 in the Columbia Trench. Chalabi (pictured above) is Burn Boss with Wildfire…

Human-caused fires raise concerns

On Monday, March 9, crews from the Southeast Fire Centre responded to four new wildfires, all of which were human-caused and therefore preventable. Two of…

Good start to Elko firefighter drive

It was a full house last night at the Elko Community Hall as the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) launched its Elko Fire Department…