It’s not just the backcountry that’s on fire.
Cranbrook firefighters knocked down a small grassfire near in Pop Price Park near Slater Rd. on Wednesday evening.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, which was likely caused by a ‘carelessly discarded cigarette’, according to a press release from the City of Cranbrook.
The fire had potential to cause significant property loss due to high temperatures and ground conditions at the time.
“Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services reminds everyone in our community that firefighting resources are being stretched right now, and weather conditions are such that any new start could potentially become a significant event,” reads the press release.
Outside of the city, wildfires have sparked up near Wasa, Ta Ta Creek and a large 400-hectare fire in the Doctor Creek area southwest of Canal Flats. Newer fires within the last day have also sparked up near Moyie Lake and up the St Mary Valley.
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