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Volunteer fire fighters tackle Gray Creek wildfire

A reminder that wildfire season is here following a close call on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake.

A blaze in Gray Creek Monday night was reigned in by members of Riondel Volunteer Fire Department.

The crew was called to investigate a “possible fire” at East Shore Storage around 6:00 pm.

Chief Cory Medhurst says although it’s out of their jurisdiction, they responded.

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Medhurst is reminding folks on the east shore to be careful as most homes are not in a fire boundary.

He says it doesn’t appear the blaze was sparked by natural causes.

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