Fire Fighters Battle Weekend Brush Blaze

Beaver Creek fire

Twenty-four Kootenay Boundary Regional fire fighters from Trail, Fruitvale, Montrose and Warfield jumped into action Saturday afternoon to knock down a large brush fire on the mountain side of Beaver Creek and Montrose.

It took them about three hours to put out the blaze estimated to be 300-by-100 feet in size.

Fire officials said the cause appeared to be power related and a Fortis crew was still on the scene when they left at about 2:30 p.m.