Media Release - Evacuation Alert In Place for Duhamel/Sitkum Creek

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Emergency Operations Centre has imposed an evacuation alert concerning the wildfire burning on the North Shore outside of Nelson.

Residents in the area between Sitkum Creek South and Willow Point (Six Mile Lakes Road) are affected by this precautionary measure (click on link below for map), due to erratic wind conditions. Residents will be notified should conditions worsen.

RDCK mapping indicates there are approximately 350 residences in the impacted area. The alert will be in effect until further notice.

The Emergency Operations Centre is currently functioning at Level One.

Please check the RDCK’s website, www.rdck.ca and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/rdcentralkootenay for further updates.

Click here for the AFFECTED AREA MAP [PDF - 488 KB]

For an interactive Google Earth map, click here.

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For further information, please contact:
Terry Swan
Regional Fire Chief
(250) 352-1507

The content on this page was last updated July 5 2015 at 10:49 AM