News Highway 3A near Balfour closed due to residental fire SHARE ON: Zach Stewart, staff Thursday, Jul. 22nd, 2021 (Supplied by DriveBC) UPDATE 2:45 July 22nd The residential fire has been taken care of and DriveBC said Highway 3A, near Balfour, is back open. UPDATE 11:00 a.m. July 22nd DriveBC said the portion of the road is now single-lane alternating traffic. ORIGINAL 9:33 a.m. July 22nd A residential fire has caused the closure of Highway 3A. According to DriveBC, the fire is between Starlight Road and Crescent Road, west of Balfour. A detour is available through the Kootenay Lake Ferry.