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Out of control fire burning east of Radium

A 288-hectare blaze is burning out of control near Mitchell Ridge East of Radium Hot Springs.

The fire was sparked on Sunday and is believed to be lightning-caused.

According to Kootenay National Park officials, 33 firefighters are being supported by two helicopters.

Officials said the fire spread is slowing thanks in part to 24ml of rain yesterday.

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At this time there is no risk to the public, infrastructure, or roads.

Smoke is also less visible.

There are two other fires in our region.

Both are under 10 hectares and under control.

They are located in the lower Elk River and by Highway 95 near Skookumchuk.

 

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