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UPDATE: Both East Kootenay wildfires “under control” after work by BC Wildfire Service

The BC Wildfire Service confirms that the 0.6-hectare Kiakho Lake wildfire west of Cranbrook and the 2.9-hectares Stirton Road wildfire southeast of Kimberley and Marysville are now “under control”.

Both fires are expected to be fully extinguished in the coming days.

Kim Wright, Fire Information Officer with the Southeast Fire Centre said smoke from the Stirton Road wildfire may remain visible from Highway 95A, Kimberley, and Marysville until the fire is fully put out.

Both fires are suspected to have been caused by human activity.

As of Wednesday, the two wildfires are the only active fires in the East Kootenay region.

The Stirton Road wildfire southeast of Kimberley on Sunday, August 9, 2020. (Supplied by Chad St. Pierre & Britt Hogue)
Photo of the Stirton Road wildfire southeast of Kimberley on Sunday, August 9, 2020. (Supplied by BC Wildfire Service)
The Kiakho Lake wildfire west of Cranbrook on Monday, August 10, 2020. (Supplied by BC Wildfire Service)
The BC Wildfire Service map showing both the Stirton Road wildfire southeast of Kimberley and the Kiakho Lake wildfire west of Cranbrook on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. (Supplied by BC Wildfire Service)
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