RDCK rescinds North Shore Evacuation Alert
The Regional District of Central Kootenay has been advised by BC Wildfire Service that the threat posed by the Kokanee Creek wildfire has diminished enough to allow for the rescind of the Evacuation Alert for all North Shore residents that were placed on Evacuation Alert on August 12, 2017 as of as of noon Tuesday (August 15).
The Kokanee Creek Wildfire is currently at an estimated 85 hectares with 20 firefighters and one helicopters fighting the blaze.
“This fire did not experience any significant growth overnight,” the BC Wildfire Service said.
“Recent rainfall has reduced fire activity. Today crews will take advantage of the reduced fire activity and work on direct attack where conditions allow.”
The fire, located 15 kilometers north of Nelson in steep, difficult terrain, started by lightning Saturday afternoon (August 12).
The RDCK said the Evacuation Alert and Evacuation Order remains in place for the McCormick Creek wildfire.
The Evacuation Alert remains in place for the Rapid Creek wildfire.