Wind gusts fanned the flames of the Doctor Creek wildfire, pictured Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, near a village at the southern end of Columbia Lake in British Columbia late on Saturday increasing the size of the blaze by about four square kilometres. (BC Wildfire Service)

Winds fan flames of Doctor Creek wildfire as crews race to battle the blaze

BC Wildfire Service says winds increased the size of the Doctor Creek fire to about 58 square kilometres

Wind gusts fanned the flames of a wildfire near a village at the southern end of Columbia Lake in British Columbia late Saturday, increasing the size of the blaze by about four square kilometres.

The BC Wildfire Service says winds increased the size of the Doctor Creek fire to about 58 square kilometres, and the blaze is moving uphill in the west.

They say a specialized rappel crew is establishing helipads to access an area of the fire that is on steep and rocky terrain.

The service says a team of personnel, supported by aviation and heavy machines, is establishing sprinklers and helping to create a natural fuel break to prevent the fire from spreading further.

Environment Canada forecasts a few showers beginning after midnight, with Monday bringing a mix of sun, clouds and a spot of rain.

The Regional District of East Kootenay has issued an evacuation order for 10 properties in the Findlay Creek area.

READ MORE: BC Wildfire Service conducts planned ignition ahead of Doctor Creek fire

The Canadian Press


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Want to support local journalism during the pandemic? Make a donation here.

bc wildfiresWildfires

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Nine new COVID-19 cases announced in Interior Health region

The total number of cases since the pandemic started is now at 531 for the region

Local environmental group Mainstreams conduct planting project along Mark Creek

A continuation of work building on the City’s flume replacement

Kimberley Minor Hockey returns

Dressing in the parking lot, local kids hit the ice

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

World Farm Animals Day, Drink Beer Day and Virus Appreciation Day are all coming up this week

Weekend sees 267 cases, 3 deaths in B.C.; Dr. Henry says events leading to COVID spread

There are currently 1,302 active cases in B.C., while 3,372 people are under public health monitoring

Lightning strike: Tampa Bay blanks Dallas 2-0 to win Stanley Cup

Hedman wins Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP

16 MLAs retiring from B.C. politics add up to $20M in pensions: Taxpayers Federation

Taxpayers pay $4 for every dollar MLAs contribute to their pensions

Liberals seek to fast track new COVID-19 aid bill after CERB expires

Government secured NDP support for legislation by hiking amount of benefits by $100 to $500 per week

B.C. VOTES 2020: Echoes of HST in B.C. debate over sales tax

Cannabis, tobacco, luxury cars still taxed in B.C. Liberal plan

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

She warned her son about toxic drugs, then he was dead

Donna Bridgman’s son died at the age of 38 in Vancouver

B.C. food and beverage producers set record sales in 2019

Farmed salmon again leads international exports

Most Read