Whitetail Creek Blaze Now Largest In SE Fire Centre

A fire burning to the SE of Golden, near Spillimacheen, has seen some serious resources this week.

Fire Information Officer Carlee Kachman has background on the fight against the Whitetail Creek fire, saying "We currently have 70 firefighters on site, with seven helicopters and eight pieces of heavy equipment."

It's now at 290 hectares, and is only 15% containted.

For the Southeast Fire Centre that means it's now the largest fire in their coverage area.

That fire is burning in a remote area, and is now flanked by a 35% machine-guard.