Evacuation Alert – Poplar Creek Area northwest of Lardeau BC – putting Highway 31 and Poplar Creek at risk

The Rapid Creek Fire is displaying increased activity as the northwest winds are pushing it out into the face of the hill.

With continued hot, dry conditions and forecasted winds, there is the potential of putting Highway 31 and Poplar Creek at risk.

As a precautionary measure, residents and visitors within the area between Rusty Creek and Cascade Creek along Highway 31 (see map below) are being placed on an Evacuation Alert. This means preparation should be made to leave the area at a moment’s notice. The RDCK will activate the Emergency Alert system should the situation worsen and warrant an Evacuation Order.

The Southeast Fire Centre crews are monitoring the fire several times daily and are developing control strategies as the fire progresses. At this time resources are limited due to the current state of emergency in the province.

For further information, please visit:
RDCK Wildfire Information page:
http://www.rdck.ca/EN/main/services/emergency-management/wildfires.html

RDCK Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/rdcentralkootenay/

EVACUATION MAP – CLICK HERE FOR FULL PDF MAP