Evacuation Alert for Akokli Creek wildfire reduced

Nelson, BC:  On the recommendation of the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS), the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is reducing the Evacuation Alert area to 160 properties from Lockhart Beach Provincial Park south to include 11721 Hwy 3A. The Evacuation Alert will be removed for the area south of address 11721 Hwy 3A, effective immediately.

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 The Akokli Creek wildfire was first discovered on July 9 and is currently estimated at 3,012 hectares. The BCWS determined the cause to be lightning. For more information on the wildfire, please visit the BCWS Wildfires of Note page.

 The RDCK advises people to remain vigilant in the event that conditions change. It is recommended to prepare an emergency kit and ensure preparedness, including moving pets and livestock to a safe area, in the event of another emergency.

 Information about Evacuation Orders and Alerts in the RDCK can be found on the RDCK website, Facebook and Twitter. For details about evacuations and emergency preparedness, along with other resources, please visit www.rdck.ca/eocinfo.

 For up to date information on current wildfire activity, conditions and prohibitions, call 1 888 3-FOREST (1 888-336-7378) or visit www.bcwildfire.ca.

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The content on this page was last updated August 2 2021 at 5:21 PM