Latest on wildfire by the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail

The BC Wildfire Service and Kootenay Boundary Fire Rescue Crews have had success fighting the wildfire behind Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital\

RDKB Emergency Program Manager Chris Marsh says the helicopters bucketing could only work until dusk, but they made sure crews had the equipment they need.

"Fire crews have been hitting the fire hard, they've had some good success. They've been able to lay down some retardant lines. There are crews working on the fire as we speak but they are having success. We are still a little concerned but we'll have crews on overnight and as long as it takes to get this fire under control"


The hospital hill is still closed to all but essential traffic.

"There are  no evacuation alerts, we're working really closely with Interior Health. They've got representatives embedded at the incident command post, and they're working closely with them along with BC Ambulance, RCMP and the City of Trail as well."

Trails are also still closed in the area...but Marsh says they've kept the blaze away from the landfill.

"We've had good success. RDKB staff have been working this afternoon to secure the landfill, making sure they were covering any spots that they had concerns, where the fire might get into the landfill. At this point they have no concerns in regards to that and the RDKB Landfill should be open for business again tomorrow.

So far  no word on the cause of the blaze, there was dry lightening and wind in the area earlier today.

We'll have more updates tomorrow morning.