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Two small fires being reported in Southeast Fire Centre

The BC Wildfire Service interactive map shows two fires in Southeast region.

The BC Wildfire Service is reporting a small fire Sunday in the Arrow Lakes region.

The BC Wildfire Service interactive map shows a .01 hectare fire at Hutchinson Creek. The cause of the fire is unknown.

The Hutchinson Creek is one of two fires being reported in the Southeast Fire Centre. The other fire — .02 hectare Hall Creek — is north of Creston in the East Kootenay and was caused by lightning.

The Hall Creek fire was reported Saturday, June 19.

Effective at noon PST on Friday, June 11, 2021, Category 3 open burning, as defined in the Wildfire Regulation, will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre, which includes the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District and the Selkirk Natural Resource District.

Anyone holding a Category 3 registration number anywhere in the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction must ensure their piles are extinguish by the June 11, 2021 deadline and may not light past this date. This prohibition will remain in effect until noon on Oct. 9, 2021, or until the order is rescinded.