RDCK Evacuation Alert due to Briggs Creek wildfire

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 properties on Kaslo Creek South Fork road in Electoral Area D. See map of the Evacuation Alert area below.

Evacuation Alert Map

Evacuation Alert address points

2130 KASLO CK SOUTH FORK RD
2138 KASLO CK SOUTH FORK RD
2140 KASLO CK SOUTH FORK RD
2150 KASLO CK SOUTH FORK RD
2160 KASLO CK SOUTH FORK RD
2180 KASLO CK SOUTH FORK RD
2188 KASLO CK SOUTH FORK RD
2194 KASLO CK SOUTH FORK RD
2198 KASLO CK SOUTH FORK RD
2201 KASLO CK SOUTH FORK RD
2209 KASLO CK SOUTH FORK RD
2215 KASLO CK SOUTH FORK RD
2221 KASLO CK SOUTH FORK RD
2225 KASLO CK SOUTH FORK RD

 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 Briggs Creek wildfire was first discovered on August 1, 2022 and estimated at 386 hectares. 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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