Evacuation Order issued for Merry Creek Wildfire

Nelson, BC:  The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has expanded its Evacuation Order to include three more properties for a total of 31 properties in Electoral Area J due to the Merry Creek Wildfire (N51165) 8 kilometres SW of Castlegar. 

The Evacuation area covers residential addresses on 14th Ave., Fernwood Drive, Highway 3, Killough Road, Lucas Ave, Lucas Road, Mason Road and Merry Creek Forest Service Road. Effective immediately, residents in the Evacuation ORDER area must leave immediately

List of addresses currently under Evacuation Order (see map below):

1

MASON RD

100

MERRY CREEK FSR

101

MERRY CREEK FSR

500

HWY 3

603

KILLOUGH RD

604

KILLOUGH RD

606

KILLOUGH RD

606

FERNWOOD DR

611

KILLOUGH RD

612

FERNWOOD DR

613

KILLOUGH RD

617

KILLOUGH RD

618

FERNWOOD DR

622

FERNWOOD DR

629

FERNWOOD DR

751

MERRY CREEK FSR

800

FERNWOOD DR

804

FERNWOOD DR

810

FERNWOOD DR

816

FERNWOOD DR

1000

HWY 3

1610

HWY 3

1901

LUCAS AVE

1950

LUCAS RD

1951

LUCAS RD

1990

LUCAS RD

2000

LUCAS RD

2005

LUCAS RD

2036

LUCAS RD

2070

LUCAS RD

2200

14TH AVE


Residents and visitors are required to leave the affected area immediately and report to the reception centre at the Castlegar & District Community Complex, 2101 6th Ave., Castlegar and let them know you are under an Evacuation Order. Short-term assistance for immediate needs of food, shelter, and clothing is provided by Emergency Social Services volunteers through this centre.

This reception centre may not be able to accommodate your pets, so make sure you have prepared your pets by having appropriate cages, food and food/water/bowls, and ensure they are wearing identification. You may wish to arrange to have your pets cared for by family or friends.

Access to the Evacuation Order area is being controlled. You will not be permitted to return to your home during an Evacuation Order unless it is safe to do so and you have been given the permission of local officials and emergency personnel.

The RDCK has declared a state of local emergency in the area due to wildfire and the imminent threat of spreading to properties.

The RDCK EOC will provide further updates as more information becomes available. For more information about evacuations and emergency preparedness, along with other resources, please visit www.rdck.ca/eocinfo. The RDCK EOC public inquiry line is 250-352-7701.

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The content on this page was last updated July 1 2021 at 7:57 PM