Slocan Park Wildfire: Crews Continue to Battle Blaze

Nelson—The RDCK is asking residents in the vicinity of the Slocan Park wildfire to remain on evacuation alert as a precautionary measure as the Southeast Fire Centre continues to fight the 120 hectare blaze.

"The fire is moving away from the community and fire guards have been constructed to protect homes and infrastructure," said Terry Swan, the RDCK’s regional fire chief.

The Southeast Fire Centre has a 60-person attack crew on the ground and two helicopters and two tankers in the air.

The RDCK encourages Slocan Park residents to talk to their neighbours and listen to the radio for updates on the status of the fire. They can also contact the Southeast Fire Centre:

Southeast Fire Centre
250.365.4056

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