The Kokanee Creek fire a few hours after the lightning strike on Saturday. Photo: Joy McAdamsCooler temperatures and small amounts of precipitation have slowed wildfires in the Nelson area over the weekend. "When we see even spotty showers on a fire, it does help slow any growth and add humidity to the forest fuels," said Karlie Shaughnessy of the Southeast Fire Centre. "It gives crews time to directly attack the fires and make more progress on them. Even the cooler temperatures help."
BC Wildfire has reported two new wildfires which have been named Kokanee Creek. The area affected runs between Sitkum Creek and the Crescent Bay area on the North Shore of Nelson, BC. Due to weather conditions and the fire's close proximity to some homes the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is placing this area on Evacuation Alert which will include 135 properties. The map below is easier to read on the RDCK website here.
The fire near Sitkum Creek taken at about 6:00 Saturday from Highway 3A. Photo: Patrick MetcalfeTwo fires were started by lighting today northeast of Nelson between Sitkum and Kokanee Creeks. The first is an estimated 3.2 kilometres north of Kootenay Lake and covers about 0.09 hectares. It is on the Ridge between Sitkum and Kokanee Creeks. The second is about 9 kilometres north of the lake, also between Sitkum and Kokanee Creeks but closer to Kokanee, and smaller, an estimated 0.009 hectares.
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