FRIDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE: Gilpin fire now 90 per cent contained

Cooler temperatures and some precipitation are forecasted again for the area today

Crews have been fighting the Gilpin fire from both the air and ground.

Crews have been fighting the Gilpin fire from both the air and ground.

(The fire, at its peak, lit up trees and brush, luckily moving northward away from the highway – photo by Mark Windsor)

The Gilpin fire is now 90% contained;  the Gilpin Forest Service Road remains closed.

 

The weather has helped in the effort to contain the 224-hectare Gilpin fire.

Cooler temperatures and some precipitation are forecasted again for the area today. The Boundary region has received about 1.6 mm of precipitation so far.

Resources now include 42 firefighters, one helicopter and two pieces of heavy equipment, BC Wildfire Service reported in an update at 9:39 this morning.

Today crews will be securing containment lines and beginning mop-up along the perimeter.

Due to this wildfire, the Gilpin Forest Service Road is closed to the public until further notice at the junction of Highway 3 in the south – extending to the junction of the Dan O-Rea Forest Service Road to the north.