Spot lightning fires yesterday and concerns about set fires in Nakusp


Some lightning caused fires came out of yesterday's storm.

The Redfish Creek fire on Nelson's north shore, Merry Creek near Trail, two fires near Creston one in the Topaz Creek area and one on Wynndel Road. Another is on Mount Buchanan near Kaslo.

Most were spot fires.

The Mount Buchanan one was .06 hectares at last word and said to be under control

There's concern in the Nakusp area that there may be a firebug in the community.

There was a fire Tuesday in the men's washroom at the ball diamonds, damaging one of the toilets.

There have also been other fires set the last few weeks, including ones in garbage cans in the village park, and a tree set on fire on the beach.

The concern is with the warmer temperatures and things drying up, officials say it wouldn't take much to turn a small blaze into a big one.

So far no suspects...anyone with information is asked to call RCMP or CrimeStoppers.