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RDKB announces additional Evacuation Alerts Granby River Valley

Boundary Sentinel
By Boundary Sentinel
August 16th, 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has added 25 more properties on evacuation alert in the Lynch Creek area of the Granby River Valley on Wednesday, August 15.

This decision, announced Wednesday in a RDKB media release, means a total of 80 addresses or close to 200 people are now on evacuation alert in the RDKB. 

Below are notes on some fires of interest in the region:

  • Lynch Creek – Granby River north of Grand Forks: 50 hectares (ha) in size.  Significant fire activity observed yesterday, as predicted by Southeast Fire Centre.  25 addresses on North Fork Road on alert.  Lynch Creek Forest Service Road is closed to general public.  Heavy helicopters took action on this fire yesterday.  Challenging area due to the amount of blow down in the area. 
  • Toronto Creek – Granby River north of Grand Forks:  11 ha in size.  Heavy equipment and helicopters working.  22 addresses on evacuation alert. 70% contained.   
  • Horns Mountain and Big Sheep Creek – 353 and 10 ha in size, respectively.  Crews and helicopters working.  Challenging terrain and heavy timber.  33 addresses in Big Sheep Creek and Santa Rosa on evacuation alert.  A FireBoss aircraft executed a hard landing onto a forest service road at this fire last night and the pilot walked away without major injuries. 
  • Kettle River – 5 km south of Midway. 21 ha in size.  10% contained.  Washington Department of Natural Resources fighting this fire with BC Wildfire Service assistance.  Significant activity last night.  110 personnel on site fighting this fire.
  • Boundary area fire activity is expected to remain challenging. 

“Our Emergency Operations Centre is activated at a Level 1 to monitor these and developing situations and our partner agencies are standing by to provide assistance if there is any reason to ask residents to evacuate,” said Chris Marsh, Emergency Operations Centre Director for the RDKB.

Updates will be provided via the RDKB website, and on Facebook and Twitter (@rdkbdotcom) as more information becomes available.

Addresses affected:

12425 North Fork Road; 12430 North Fork Road; 12436 North Fork Road; 12440 North Fork Road; 12450 North Fork Road; 12455 North Fork Road

12540 North Fork Road; 12550 North Fork Road; 12620 North Fork Road; 12630 North Fork Road; 12635 North Fork Road; 12645 North Fork Road

12750 North Fork Road; 12800 North Fork Road; 12835 North Fork Road; 12955 North Fork Road

13005 North Fork Road; 13105 North Fork Road; 13111 North Fork Road; 13115 North Fork Road; 13125 North Fork Road; 13815 North Fork Road

13825 North Fork Road; 13860 North Fork Road; 16525 North Fork Road

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