Information Bulletin - Merry Creek Wildfire Update

Emergency Operations Centre
10:30 AM

RE: Merry Creek Wildfire (N51165)

The Merry Creek Wildfire, located 8 kilometres SW of Castlegar, remains active and is listed as out of control by BC Wildfire Service (BCWS). An evacuation order from the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) remains in place for 31 properties in Electoral Area J. Visit  for the complete details.

The City of Castlegar has six areas on Evacuation Alert. Check out the City of Castlegar website for more details.

According to the BCWS, the size of the fire is estimated at 15 hectares, but there was no growth overnight. Additional structure protection resources have arrived this morning and work by structure protection crews is ongoing. No structure loss has occurred at this time. For more information on the wildfire and the amount of resources being used refer to BCWS Wildfires of Note Page, BCWS Facebook and BCWS Twitter. As well, the RDCK will be providing daily updates on the RDCK Emergency Information page and via Facebook and Twitter.  

Follow the links below to stay up to date.

BC Wildfire Service Emergency Info        Drive BC          Environment Canada


Now is the time to prepare for a potential evacuation. Follow the links below for valuable resources on how to make an emergency plan and prepare your grab and go bag. This includes preparing for your animals and livestock to be relocated.

Sign up for the RDCK Emergency Notification system and become FireSmart by having a FREE FireSmart assessment done on your home.

PreparedBC         Wildfire Preparedness Guide             

Sign up for RDCK Emergency Notifications

FireSmart             Livestock Relocation


In case of emergency dial 911
RDCK Emergency Operations Centre Inquiry Line 250-352-7701
BC Wildfire 1-800-663-5555 or *5555
BC Hydro 1-800-224-9376
Fortis BC 1-866-436-7847

The content on this page was last updated July 2 2021 at 10:51 AM