UPDATED: Two local fires extinguished

Fire services were called to the North Shore and later to Giveout Creek Road.

A firefighter douses the remains of a wildfire on the North Shore.

Fire crews were called to a pair of wildfires Monday.

The first was one-hectare fire at the end of Rogers Road on the North Shore caused by a tree that fell on the area’s main transmission lines Monday morning, according to a release by the Regional District of Central Kootenay.

Firefighters from Balfour-Harrop and the North Shore Volunteer Fire Department were involved, as well as six forestry workers.

Then in the afternoon, Nelson Fire Rescue was called to put out a brush fire on Giveout Creek Road. The fire, which is believed to have been started by campfire or smoking materials, was mostly out by the time crews arrived.

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