Tuesday, July 25, 2006
At around 1am on Sunday 23rd of July an awesome display of lightening raged over Slocan Lake. For over an hour thunder pealed around the mountains. Forked lightning struck numerous peaks in the area. There were a couple of fires visible although most were put out by the light rain that followed. The following day a fire started up on "Montana Peak" ( the peak on the other side of the highway from Idaho Pk. ) There was a couple of aircraft and helicopter involved in putting out the fire which spread to numerous points on the peak. A B2 Helicopter from Highland in Castlegar and a spotter plane as well as a 4 engine and 2 engine plane dropped fire suppressant.