Press Release - Wildfire on-reserve contained

Cranbrook, BC – On Friday, April 16, 2021, what appears to be an accidental fire started on the lower half of the ʔaq̓am reserve.  The City of Cranbrook Fire Department quickly responded to the fire and the BC Wildfire crews were called in.

The fire is now assumed to be contained but crews will remain on the scene overnight.  The extent of the area damaged is not yet know, no structures or homes were damaged.  All residents were able to return to their homes.