Lightning is suspected to have ignited half a dozen small wildfires in our region over the weekend.
Four fires started around Moyie Monday, the biggest estimated at five hectares near Lamb Creek.
A 0.09 hectare blaze was been detected Saturday near Wasa in the Wolf Creek area, but is no longer being indicated as active.
A fire outside of Baynes Lake near Grasmere is now reported to be two hectares.
Meanwhile, crews continue to battle the much bigger fires in our region.
The Island Pond fire south of Canal Flats is now estimated at just over 1,150 hectares and is 35 per cent contained.
Fire suppression efforts will be supported by helicopters, air tankers, skimmers and heavy equipment Monday.
The BC Wildfire Service says crews are making good progress on the south flank and a successful burn-off operation took place along the east flank.
They note the public can expect to see more smoke from the fire as efforts continue.
The 1,550 HA wildfire in the White River area 40 km east of Fairmont Hot Springs is still not affecting any communities or structures.