BC forest fire update

BC forest fire update

6 August 2007

published by www.cknw.com

Canada — Forest officials says things are improving slightly around fires burning on the Kootenay region.

Fire information officer Gwen Eamer says the 1222 hectare fire near Nelson is now 80 per cent contained

“That fire, there’s a lot of crews working on mop up in that area and they’ve also put in a lot of containment lines. They’ve done some burn-off and back-burns and it’s just been going very well for them. The weather has certainly been helping us out on the fire and other fires.

The Springer Creek fire near Slocan and Silverton hasn’t grown, but spotting to the east now puts it at 2850 hectares.

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