The 65-hectare fire continues to burn on the Perry Ridge right above the Slocan Valley but officials say they have managed to put up guards around 70 per cent of the blaze, which began about two weeks ago when lightning struck.
Eight helicopters and 110 people are trying to prevent it from encroaching on farms and residential areas in the valley below.
Karlie Shaughnessy, spokeswoman with the Southeast fire centre, says the guards have allowed crews to attack the fire from the ground.
Slightly cooler weather and rain has also helped contain the fire, she said.
Cool end to the week
The cool and showery end to the week is thanks to a spinning low-pressure system sitting just south of B.C., says CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe.