Morley Creek and Harrop Creek Fires now 100% contained

Two fires burning east of Nelson are now 100 per cent contained.

The Morley Creek Fire formerly known at the Kokanee Creek Fire is about 80 hectares in size and is being held... and the Harrop Creek Fire is about 2, 500 hectares in size.

Crews continue to make steady progress on the McCormick Creek Fire south of Salmo which is 50 per cent contained and roughly 410 hectares in size...Evacuation orders and alerts remain in effect .in the area.

UPDATE: The Salmo Fire Department reported a new fire a hectare or less in size broke out yesterday south of Salmo up Swift Creek, called the Hellroaring Creek Fire. This fire is now 100 per cent contained and 0.1 hectares in size. It's believed to be human caused.