Provincial State of Local Emergency Declared and Campfire Ban in Place Due to Wildfire Activity

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is informing residents that the BC Provincial Government has declared a provincial state of local emergency due to the current wildfire situation and the expected increase in wildfire activity.

For more information regarding the provincial state of emergency, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017TRAN0196-001286

Furthermore, there is currently a campfire ban throughout the Southeast Fire Centre in order to reduce the risk of human-case wildfires and to protect public safety. The current hot and dry weather conditions have resulted in “high” or “extreme” fire danger ratings throughout the region.

For more information regarding current wildfire activity and burning restrictions, visit: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status

To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on a cellphone.

The RDCK’s encourages residents to assemble a 72 hour GRAB & GO emergency kit in the event of an emergency. And if you haven’t already, please sign up for the RDCK’s FREE Emergency Notification System.

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For further information, please visit:

RDCK Wildfire Information Page info:http://www.rdck.ca/EN/main/services/emergency-management/wildfires.html

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

Contact:

Andrew Bellerby

Regional Fire Chief

250-551-2641

The content on this page was last updated July 8 2017 at 11:17 AM