A wildfire is burning in the Doctor Creek area near Blue Lake Camp. Photo courtesy Todd Hebert.

Doctor Creek wildfire mapped at an estimated 3,000 hectares

The Doctor Creek wildfire southwest of Canal Flats has grown up to an estimated 3,000 hectares following more accurate mapping completed late Thursday.

There are currently 40 firefighters working on the fire, along with heavy equipment and air resources, according to updated information from the BC Wildfire Service. Structural protection is also being deployed as required.

The fire, discovered on Tuesday, Aug. 18, is highly visible and burning in steep and rocky terrain.

READ: Blue Lake Camp, cabins near Skookumchuck ordered to evacuate

The Regional District of East Kootenay has an evacuation order in place, which covers a number of camping sites as well as Blue Lake Camp, which is just south of Whitetail Lake.

READ: Doctor Creek wildfire burning near Blue Lake Camp


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