The Verdant Creek wildfire has reached 4,100 hectares in size inside Kootenay National Park, while Parks Canada and B.C. Wildfire crews continue work to battle the blaze on two fronts.
The B.C. Wildfire Service map has estimated the full size of the fire at 4,000 hectares, according its active wildfire map on Friday afternoon (July 21). The Canadian Wildland Fire Information System, on the other hand, has the fire perimeter estimated at 6,722 hectares.