A wildfire east of Elko has seen significant growth in 24 hours.
The Regional District of East Kootenay says the Lodgepole Forest Service Road fire is now estimated at over 600 hectares and still very active.
The blaze is not threatening any communities, but has flared up quickly and is expected to grow further.
The BC Wildfire Service has issued a Forest Service Road Closure, running from the 35 kilometre mark to the 42 kilometre mark of Lodgepole FSR.
The Lodgepole FSR is one of the main road systems providing access to and from the Flathead area.
A detailed map of the road closure can be found here.
– From the BC Wildfire Service