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South Country Firefighters Assist on Grass Fire

South Country Firefighters Assist on Grass Fire

Members of the Jaffray and Baynes Lake Fire Departments assisted the BC Wildfire Service this afternoon in fighting a small wildfire in the Bull River area.

“A number of our firefighters recently completed a wildland firefighting course, and this is a good example of why we take that training,” explains Elk Valley & South Country Rural Fire & Rescue Chief Michael Hockley.

In addition to the BC Wildfire Service personnel, there were 7 RDEK firefighters and five pieces of apparatus on the fire, which is located on Wardner Fort Steele Road approximately 1.5km north of the junction with Highway 3/93.

While the fire is relatively small, it is visible from the nearby bridge and roadway.

For information on the status of wildfires, please visit the BC Wildfire Dashboard on bcwildfire.ca or contact the BC Wildfire Service.