Two wildfires of note in the area

The BC Wildfire Service is responding to a couple of wildfires of note in our area.

The McArthur Creek wildfire is in the Mount Waldie Area, 13 km's southeast of Salmo.

The 35 hectare fire is about 9 km's from Highway 6, and 10 km's east of the site of the Shambhala music festival.

It's burning in remote terrain and being closely monitored by the BC Wildfire Service, but officials say it's surrounded by favourable geographic features that could act as fuel breaks.

There's still an evacuation alert for 3 homes in the area, but no alerts for the music festival, and officials say they don't anticipate any evacuation alert for Shambhala at this time.

The Blazed Creek fire is about 26 km's northeast of Creston and two kilometres north of Highway 3, it covers about 80 hectares, and while it's highly visible from Highway 3, it's not currently impacting the Highway.

Twenty-one firefighting personnel are on site, along with three helicopters and four pieces of heavy equipment.

around the province, the biggest threat is still in the northwest where two fires merged overnight into one 300-square kilometre blaze that has destroyed more than two dozen buildings or properties in Telegraph Creek.