The Jaffray and Baynes Lake Fire Departments and BC Wildfire Service are actioning a fire south of Baynes Lake.
Earlier today, air tankers were used on the blaze which is burning near the Elk River. Helicopters are continuing to drop water, and ground crews and heavy equipment are on site.
In the Columbia Valley, BC Wildfire Service crews are actioning a fire in the Spillimacheen area. Two Initial Attack crews, two helicopters and a water tender responded to that fire earlier today.
To get the latest information on forest fires and fire bans in the East Kootenay, visit the BC Wildfire Service website: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/bcwildfire