The BC Wildfire Service is reporting at least six new fire starts in the Kootenay region Monday night.
The largest is a 40-hectare blaze at Mount Dickson north of Creston.
A 10 hectare wildfire was also sparked west of Canal Flats.
Four fires less than a hectare in size have been reported at Canuck Creek south of Yahk, in the Flathead area, at Bruce Creek northwest of Canal Flats and about 18 kilometres northeast of Creston and at
All of the new fires are believed to be caused by lightning.
– From the BC Wildfire Service