Sep 19, 2023
Sep 01, 2023
Members of the Fairmont, Windermere and Canal Flats fire departments are currently on the scene of a wildfire south of Fairmont.
“We have a total of 13 firefighters on scene along with five pieces of apparatus, and everyone is focused on getting the upper hand on the fire, which was reported at about 11:30pm this evening,” explains Columbia Valley Rural Fire & Rescue Chief Drew Sinclair. A Response Officer and Initial Attack crew from the BC Wildfire Service are also now on scene.
The fire is burning on Crown land on the west side of Highway 93/95 near the Columbia Lake viewpoint. RCMP are on site and have temporarily closed the highway to allow crews to safely do their work.
The fire is currently estimated to be 2 hectares in size and no structures are threatened at this time.
More updates will be provided Wednesday morning or as additional information becomes available.