A fire has sparked near St Eugene Resort Friday afternoon.
The St. Mary’s Indian Band says they are aware of the blaze burning on Mission Wasa Low Road.
Cranbrook Fire Department and the BC Wildfire Service are on site.
The fire is estimated is 25 hectares in size and is suspected to be person-caused.
Crews are working on direct attack of this fire. Machine guard is being established around the fire perimeter.
There are currently 12 firefighters, four pieces of heavy equipment and two helicopters fighting the blaze.
(Photo from Fort Steele courtesy of Ted Van Rhijn. Photo from St. Eugene by Nicole Mason Pelletier)