Evacuation Alert: Kokanee Creek Wildfire (between Sitkum Creek and the Crescent Bay area north of Nelson BC)

BC Wildfire has reported 2 new wildfires which have been named Kokanee Creek.  The area affected runs between Sitkum Creek and the Crescent Bay area on the North Shore of Nelson, BC.

 

Due to weather conditions and the fire’s close proximity to some homes the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is placing this area on Evacuation Alert which will include 135 properties.

The RCMP will be delivering the Evacuation Alert door to door to affected residents and the RDCK will be sending out an Emergency Alert to those who have signed up.

To sign up for the Emergency Alert system and receive a text or voicemail message in the event of a disaster or emergency, go to http://www.rdck.ca/EN/main/services/emergency-management/emergency-alerts.html

Sitkum Creek Fire West of Nelson, Photo by Walter A Townsend

The RDCK EOC will provide further updates as more information becomes available from BC Wildfire.

FOR UPDATED INFORMATION PLEASE GO TO THE RDCK WEBSITE