The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary says the Gilpin Grasslands Provincial Park wildfire remains at 203 hectares and is still burning out of control, but no structures are threatened.
“An ‘out of control’ fire status is alarming terminology for local residents but there is no significant growth of this fire,” RDKB emergency programs manager Mark Stephens said in a news release.
“There are no evacuation alerts or orders and staff in our emergency programs will continue to monitor it and provide updates as new information is available. The classification of this fire will remain in place by BC Wildfire until certain parameters are met.”
The RDKB’s emergency operations centre remains activated at Level 1. Staff from the RDKB emergency program are working with the BC Wildfire Service and regional fire departments.
The fire, between Christina Lake and Grand Forks, broke out on Sunday and is believed to be human-caused. Highway 3 remains open.
Meanwhile, the RDKB is also monitoring the Arlington Lake fire, which broke out Thursday night and is highly visible from Highway 33, south of Big White. It’s 4.5 hectares. No structures are threatened and the highway remains is open.