People living in the communities of Grand Forks, Rock Creek and Midway may notice heavy smoke in the air as a result of a wildfire burning on Toroda Mountain, northeast of Wauconda in Washington State.
The size of the fire is estimated at 40 hectares. It is being managed by crews in Washington State’s Department of Natural Resources.
Smoky conditions are expected to continue as a result of this wildfire and weather conditions in the coming days. Any growth in the size of this fire may increase the amount of smoke seen in the area.
British Columbia’s Wildfire Management Branch has responded to 32 wildfires in the Southeast Fire Centre since Thursday, July 24, 2014. The majority of them have been small, spot-sized wildfires and none of those fires is currently threatening any properties or infrastructure.
For information on air quality, as well as smoke forecasts for Western Canada, visit the BC Air Quality website: www.bcairquality.ca/bluesky/west/index.html
For information on wildfires in Washington State, visit: http://www.dnr.wa.gov
To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.
For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca
You can also follow the latest wildfire news on:
Fire Information Officer
Wildfire Management Branch
Southeast Fire Centre