Evacuation Alert issued for Birchdale and Fry Creek area

Nelson, BC: On the recommendation of the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS), the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has issued an Evacuation Alert for the Birchdale and Fry Creek area due to the Fry Creek wildfire (N71980). The boat access only community is located northeast of Kaslo on the East shore of Kootenay Lake in Electoral Area ‘D’. The Alert includes the following addresses and Property Identification Numbers (PID):

006-438-521 PID
007-093-951 PID
016-077-989 PID
016-429-079 PID
016-077-938 PID
016-077-920 PID
016-077-971 PID
018-874-037 PID
023-193-859 PID
024-677-973 PID
024-384-321 PID
027-545-491 PID

Evacuation Alert Map Fry Creek wildfire [PDF - 625 KB]

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At this time residents or visitors within the area are not required to evacuate, however the RDCK advises people to remain vigilant and be prepared to leave the area at a moment’s notice. 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. The BCWS has determined the cause to be from lightning.

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 or visit 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 8 2022 at 4:53 AM