Smoke from the fire can be seen drifting over the trees near Box Lake, south of Nakusp. Photo by Carmen Petrie

Crews battle blaze just south of Nakusp

Air, ground crews battle small fire near Box Lake Lumber

Firefighters from the Village of Nakusp and BC Wildfire Service are tackling a forest fire just south of town.

The fire, estimated to be 1.5 hectares in size, is burning near Box Lake Lumber, but is not currently threatening any structures or homes, BCWS says.

The fire was called in about 2:30 p.m.

BCWS communications officer Ashlene Aktarian says the Southeast Fire Centre had aerial water bombers in the air at the time, and sent them over to Box Lake to try to douse the flames.

Since then two initial attack crews, one helicopter and air tankers arrived and are working to contain the fire.

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