Crews from the Wildfire Management Branch along with RCMP officers responded to a wildfire on the Mission Wycliffe Road just off Highway 95A on April 15. The fire was spreading through the grass and trees near several homes in Wycliffe area when crews arrived. Quick action by Fire Crews and the RCMP prevented the fire from damaging any homes. The fire spread over several acres and burned an old shed and shed prior to being brought under control.
Several homeowners also assisted the crews. The combined effort of five RCMP Cranbrook and Kimberley officers, eleven Wildfire Management crew members and three or four homeowners prevented the fire from spreading and threatening other homes.
The origin of the fire is unknown but it is not deemed suspicious at this time.