Wildfire Update: No Significant Growth Overnight for Harrop Creek Wildfire, Evacuation Alerts Remain in Place

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has received an update from BC Wildfire regarding the Harrop Creek and Rapid Creek Wildfires. There has been no appreciable growth of the Harrop Creek wildfire overnight and BC Wildfire continues to develop a containment line between the fire and the communities below. The Evacuation Alert remains in place for the communities of Harrop, Proctor, Sunshine Bay and Kootenay Lake Village.  The Rapid Creek Wildfire has continued to burn towards the west, with no growth towards the community of Poplar Creek. The Evacuation Alert for Poplar Creek remains in place.

The RDCK wants to emphasize to residents in the Harrop Creek Wildfire Evacuation Alert area to prepare themselves should the situation change and an evacuation is required. If an evacuation were required the Harrop cable ferry will be restricted to passengers and vehicles only – trailers, boats, and livestock will not be allowed. If residents with livestock need more information about relocating their animals they can contact the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at 250-352-7701. It is also recommended that residents consider making arrangements with family or friends should an evacuation occur since Emergency Social Services may be overwhelmed by a large amount of evacuees.

Residents who wish to receive text updates specific to the Harrop Creek wildfire for the duration of the incident can text HARROP to 778-400-1771.

All residents are encouraged to prepare a 72 hour Grab and Go Emergency Kit for themselves and their families and to sign up for the RDCK Emergency Alert Notification System.

The RDCK will provide updates as information becomes available or by noon tomorrow.

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For further information, please contact:

EOC Information Officer

250-505-3853

The content on this page was last updated September 2 2017 at 10:50 AM