McCormick Creek Wildfire - Evacuation Order to be Reduced to Evacuation Alert August 22 at 6pm

In consultation with BC Wildfire Service, the Regional District of Central Kootenay will be reducing the Evacuation Order in the McCormick Creek wildfire area to an Evacuation Alert on August 22 at 6pm. Residents will be allowed to return to their homes at 6pm tomorrow. Structural Protection Unit crews need unimpeded access to properties to safely remove their equipment from the area.

Residents are advised that although they will be allowed to return to their homes, they will remain on Evacuation Alert and should be prepared to evacuate at a moments notice. The Evacuation Alert area to the north will be rescinded tomorrow at 6pm.

Highway 6 and the Nelway Border Crossing will also be opened on August 22 at 6pm.

For more information about Evacuation Orders and Alerts, and other information pertinent to evacuees, visit the evacuation information page on the RDCK’s website at:

Further wildfire information can be found on the RDCK’s wildfire information page at:


For further information, please contact:

EOC Information Officer


The content on this page was last updated August 21 2017 at 5:18 AM