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RDCK issues evacuation alert for Boswell, Destiny Bay, Sanca

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July 17th, 2021

On the recommendation of the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS), the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has issued an Evacuation Alert for the communities of Boswell, Destiny Bay, and Sanca on the east shore of the south arm of Kootenay Lake in Electoral Area A due to the Akokli Creek wildfire (N71686).

The Evacuation Alert area runs north to south from 10753 Highway 3A to 13206 Highway 3A. 

The RDCK said at this time residents or visitors within the area are not required to evacuate, however the staff advises people to remain vigilant and be prepared to leave the area at a moment’s notice.
"It is recommended to prepare an emergency kit and ensure preparedness, including moving pets and livestock to a safe area, in the event the situation worsens and an Evacuation Order is enforced. Part of your plan should include where you can go if evacuated," the RDCK said in a media release.

The Akokli Creek wildfire was first discovered on July 9 and estimated at 356 hectares. The BCWS has determined the cause to be lightning.

Updates or changes to the Evacuation Alert will be provided via the RDCK websiteFacebook and Twitter as more information becomes available. For details about evacuations and emergency preparedness, along with other resources, please visit www.rdck.ca/eocinfo. The RDCK EOC public inquiry line is 250-352-7701.

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Friday, the RDCK issued an Evacuation Alert for areas from south of Next Creek to north of Midge Creek, located in Electoral Area A on the west shore of the south arm of Kootenay Lake due to the Cultus Creek wildfire (N71245).

Evacuation Alert for areas from south of Next Creek to north of Midge Creek, located in Electoral Area A on the west shore of the south arm of Kootenay Lake due to the Cultus Creek wildfire. — Submitted

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