UPDATE: Castlegar wildfire currently at just over 2 hectares, considered contained, as of 6:15 p.m.
The Castlegar Fire Department continues to work on the Davidson Brook wildfire and made progress today.
The fire is now expected to stay contained within a fire-guarded area. The fire was officially mapped today and is currently reported at just over 2 hectares.
The Castlegar Fire Department has been supported by the Robson and Ootischenia Fire Departments, as well as the BC Wildfire Service and Southeast Fire Centre. It would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone supporting its efforts to contain the wildfire and keep the community safe. It would also like to thank the community and local businesses for donations of cold drinks and food.
The fire-fighting efforts include the use of helicopters and water bombers, so people are asked to stay clear when they are filling up.
Find the most current information on the BC Wildfire Service website at wildfiresituation.nrs.gov.bc.ca.
The wildfire, west of the 1100 block of Columbia Avenue in Castlegar, was first reported on Saturday, August 5.
At approximately 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 5, a wildfire was discovered west of the 1100 block of Columbia Avenue in Castlegar.
The Castlegar Fire Department responded immediately and approached the fire from several directions. The Southeast Fire Centre also had helicopters and water and fire-retardant bombers on site. These efforts have been successful in extinguishing large flames and hot spots. Crews will monitor the fire overnight.
The fire is currently reported at 0.3 hectares. Find the most current information on the BC Wildfire Service website at wildfiresituation.nrs.gov.bc.ca
The cause has not been determined but it is believed to be started by humans or human activity.