As the Province moves into a state of emergency, the East Kootenay is fortunate enough to wake up Saturday morning to news of no new wildfires igniting in the region overnight.
The BC Wildfire Service responded to 138 new wildfires across the province Friday.
The Southeast Fire Centre, which covers our region, has issued a ban on all campfires in the district as the fire danger ranger sits at high to extreme.
The cities of Cranbrook and Kimberley quickly followed suit Friday prohibiting all opening burning within their repsective boundaries.
To get the latest information on any blazes check out the service’s interactive map here.
The state of emergency was announced late Friday to ensure a co-ordinated response to the current wildfire situation and to ensure public safety
This as Evacuation alerts and orders have been issued for Ashcroft, Cache Creek and Princeton.
These are in addition to the evacuation orders and alerts issued Friday for 105 Mile House and 108 Mile House.
The extended weather forecast is calling for continued hot, dry weather, with risks of thunderstorms in many parts of the province.