Evacuation Alert Rescinded for Kokanee Creek Wildfire, North Shore Residents of Nelson BC

BC Wildfire Service has advised the Regional District of Central Kootenay that the threat posed by the Kokanee Creek wildfire has diminished enough to allow for the rescind of the Evacuation Alert for all North Shore residents that were placed on Evacuation Alert on August 12, 2017.  Featured photo of a helicopter hitting the Kokanee Creek Wildfire Aug 14

The Evacuation Alert and Evacuation Order remains in place for the McCormick Creek wildfire.  The Evacuation Alert remains in place for the Rapid Creek wildfire.

Kokanee Creek (N71691)

Last updated: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 2:15 PM

Location: 15 kilometres NE of Nelson
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Discovered: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Size: 80.0 hectares

Status: Active
• 0% contained
This fire is located in steep, difficult terrain.

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The Regional District of Central Kootenay has rescinded the evacuation alert between Sitkum Creek and Crescent Bay as of noon on August 15, 2017.

Previous evacuations have been rescinded.

People can learn more about the rescinding of the alert from the Regional District of Central Kootenay by calling 250 352-7701 or visiting the district’s website at www.rdck.ca

No further details available at this time.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

• 20 firefighters
• 1 helicopters
This fire did not experience any significant growth overnight. Recent rainfall has reduced fire activity. Today crews will take advantage of the reduced fire activity and work on direct attack where conditions allow.

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

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