Parks Canada is continuing to monitor hot spots after a fire on lower Mount Revelstoke on Tuesday, June 19.
The fire broke out on the afternoon of June 19 in a location below the Nels Nelsen ski jump. Parks Canada, BC Wildfire Service and City of Revelstoke fire crews responded to the fire.
In a statement, Parks Canada spokesperson Shelley Bird said the fire was “quickly suppressed.”
The fire caused Parks Canada staff to evacuate all visitors from trails on the lower slops of the national park.
Parks Canada staff say the fire was human caused and that an investigation continues.
Parks Canada spokesperson Shelley Bird said that the fire was not caused by recent Parks Canada wildfire reduction risk work, which included brush pile burning. She said their recent burning was at a different location higher up on the mountain.
Developing story: The Mountaineer has requested further information on the incident and will be updating this story as new information becomes available.