A new fire in Anglemont/St. Ives was discovered July 20. According to BC Wildfire Service, the suspected cause is lightning and the estimated size is 2ha. BC Wildfire Service is aggressively addressing the fire with water bomber attacks. This fire is moving up hill in a very remote area and is not threatening any communities. It is not anticipated that the fire will change direction.
We will keep this post up to date if any updates are received from BC Wildfire Service. Please follow the Shuswap Emergency Program on Facebook and Twitter for emergency updates.
Photo of Anglemont (Note: BC Wildfire Service is working diligently to maintain this fire. At this time it is not threatening residents).
Please note that the Salmon Arm Emergency Reception Centre at 251 Harbourfront Drive NE (Prestige Hotel) is open through the weekend, 10AM-6PM.