Wildfire burning south of Cranbrook

A large plume of smoke became visible from the community on Wednesday afternoon

A small wildfire is burning south of Cranbrook in a remote area of the Gold Creek drainage on Wednesday afternoon.

A visible plume of smoke is visibile from the community, but it has been acknowledged by the BC Wildfire Service and is estimated at 10 hectares and suspected lightning-caused.

According to a BC Wildfire Service Facebook post, the fire is being actioned by firefighters on the ground, helicopters and air tankers. No communities or structures are threatened at this time.

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