Lethbridge Area

B.C. Wildfire Update
B.C. Wildfire Update Government of B.C.

Difficult wildfire conditions require more resources in East Kootenays

By Josh Hoffman - The Drive News - Cranbrook
July 27, 2017 - 1:23pm

CRANBROOK, B.C. -  The BC Wildfire Service is throwing even more resources at the 39 hectare blaze west of Lake Koocanusa.

32 personnel are joined by two helicopters and other heavy equipment in the remote Ward-Bloom region roughly 25 km west of the lake.

5th wheel fire near Koocanusa Lake
5th wheel fire near Koocanusa Lake Photo courtesy of RDEK

Quick action prevents 5th wheeler fire from spreading near Lake Koocanusa

By Josh Hoffman - The Drive in Cranbrook
July 25, 2017 - 11:32pm

CRANBROOK -  With the fire rating high in many locations any help to prevent or fight a fire is a necessity. That help was crucial Tuesday afternoon south-east of Cranbrook, when a travel trailer caught fire on the side of a road, in an area frequented by Southern Albertans.