Evacuation Alert expanded to include part of Johnsons Landing

Nelson, BC: On the recommendation of the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS), the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has expanded the Evacuation Alert due to the Fry Creek wildfire (N71980) to include part of the community of Johnsons Landing south of Gar Creek. The entire Alert area covers Gar Creek south through Fry Creek area and the community of Birchdale. Johnsons Landing is located northeast of Kaslo on the east shore of Kootenay Lake in Electoral Area ‘D’.  The Alert includes the following addresses and Parcel Identifier (PID):

*The addresses below include all properties on Evacuation Alert from Gar Creek south to Birchdale

1956 ARGENTA-JOHNSONS LANDING RD
138 BIRCHDALE WAY
200 BIRCHDALE WAY
2039 HOUSTON RD
2040 HOUSTON RD
2046 HOUSTON RD
2047 STENBERG RD
2051 ARGENTA-JOHNSONS LANDING RD
2051 HOUSTON RD
2075 ARGENTA-JOHNSONS LANDING RD
2080 ARGENTA-JOHNSONS LANDING RD
2110 HOUSTON RD
2155 MCNICOL RD
2165 MACNICOL RD, JOHNSON'S LANDING
2185 HOUSTON RD
2188 HOUSTON RD
2215 KOOTENAY JOE RD
2216 HOLMGREN RD
2223 HOLMGREN RD
2230 HOLMGREN RD
2240 KOOTENAY JOE RD
2244 HOLMGREN RD
2251 KOOTENAY JOE RD
2254 HOLMGREN RD
2260 HOLMGREN RD
2261 KOOTENAY JOE RD
2265 KOOTENAY JOE RD
2275 HOLMGREN RD
2280 HOLMGREN RD
016-429-079
012-731-188
016-077-971
023-193-859
024-677-973
027-545-491
006-438-521
024-384-321
018-363-164
005-439-841
007-093-951
016-077-989
012-526-223
030-378-818
016-077-938
016-417-631
012-929-727
017-681-821
011-125-918
016-444-957

Expanded Evacuation Alert [PDF - 796 KB]

Enire Evacuation Alert Area [PDF - 3 MB]

Added Properties to Evacuation Alert [PDF - 493 KB]

At this time residents or visitors within the area are not required to evacuate, however the RDCK advises people to be prepared to leave the area at a moment’s notice and remain vigilant. Residents should prepare their emergency grab and go bag, prepare to move pets and livestock to a safe area, and sign up to receive RDCK emergency notifications. Part of your plan should include where you can go if evacuated, such as staying with friends or family. 

The Fry Creek wildfire was first discovered on August 25, 2022 and is currently estimated to be 150 hectares. The fire has grown over the last few days and is highly visible, particularly at night. Airtankers and a skimmer group are en route to the area to cool fire behaviour and slow the spread. Ground personnel are working on creating defensible lines that can be safely worked from.

Updates or changes to the Evacuation Alert will be provided via the RDCK website, Facebook and Twitter as more information becomes available. For details about evacuation and emergency preparedness, along with other resources, please visit www.rdck.ca/eocinfo. The RDCK EOC public inquiry line is 250.352.7701. At this time during the Alert phase, the EOC public inquiry line will be monitored during business hours, between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

For up to date information on current wildfire activity, conditions and prohibitions, call 1.888.336.7378, visit the BCWS Wildfire of Note Page or go to www.bcwildfire.ca.

For more information about evacuations and emergency preparedness, along with other resources:

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The content on this page was last updated September 9 2022 at 2:55 PM