Strong winds blew today and the Springer Creek fire doubled in size from 700 to 1500 hectares by mid afternoon. By 5 pm the fire had moved through Enterprise Creek and started up the North side of Enterprise Creek. Visually from these photos taken from the dock in New Denver it appears to have reached near the height of land on the North side of Enterprise Creek about 5-6 km up the creek. New Denver had a public meeting at the school this evening which was well attended and good information provided. Thanks was given to all of the fire fighters and other people assisting in the fire. More information at http://www.bcwildfire.ca/
We could see the Mars water bombers scooping water from Slocan Lake and lots of smaller aircraft in the air.