The Sitkum Creek fire is seen burning on Sunday afternoon.

The Sitkum Creek fire is seen burning on Sunday afternoon.

Public meeting called on Duhamel/Sitkum Creek fire

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is inviting North Shore residents to attend a public information meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is inviting North Shore residents to attend a public information meeting concerning the 380-hectare wildfire that continues to burn near Duhamel and Sitkum creeks.

The meeting will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at école des Sentiers-alpins (the former A.I. Collinson school) at 2780 Highway 3A.

Officials from the BC Wildfire Service are expected to be present to answer questions. About 350 homes remain on evacuation alert although there is no immediate threat to structures.

The fire is holding within retardant lines. About 50 firefighters are on the ground fighting the blaze along with air support.