Members of the Jaffray and Elko Fire Departments responded to two spot fires early this afternoon. 

“Two spot fires were discovered next to Highway 3 just east of the Wardner Bridge over the  Kootenay River this afternoon,” says Elk Valley and South Country Rural Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief Ben Goertzen. “Upon suppression of the fires the scene was handed off to the BC  Wildfire Service for monitoring.” 

The public will have a chance to discuss recreation management in the Koocanusa area at four open houses this November in the communities of Baynes Lake, Jaffray, Grasmere and Elko.