The Lamb Creek wildfire threatening the community of Moyie has grown to 1,800 hectares (HA).
The latest update comes after officials said Friday they expected increased winds this weekend which could result in East Kootenay fires picking up.
The BC Wildfires Service said they were going to try to conduct controlled burns to remove fuel sources between the blaze and guard lines set up on the north end of the blaze.
The gusts of wind are coming from the southwest causing the north side of the fire to be a priority for crews.
Approximately 400 properties in the Moyie area remain under an Evacuation Order.
Meanwhile, the two other wildfires of note in our region haven’t seen any growth.
At the time of this post, the Linklater blaze south of Newgate is at 927 HA and the St. Mary’s River Wildfire 14 km outside of Cranbrook is still 398 HA.
Properties in the Newgate – West Koocanusa area are still under Evacuation Order due to the Linklater blaze while an Evacuation Alert is still in place because of flames from the St. Mary’s fire.
The Emergency Operations Centre told the DriveFM newsroom Saturday afternoon there were no updates regarding Evacuation Orders or Alerts.