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Evacuation Order reduced for Trozzo Creek Wildfire

The map shows the area affected by the Trozzo Creek Wildfire that remains on Evacuation Order.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) said on the recommendation of the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS), the reduction of a portion of the area currently under Evacuation Order to an Evacuation Alert due to the Trozzo Creek Wildfire.

The RDCK said Thursday evening that 32 properties in the area of Popou Road and Rooster Road will remain on Evacuation Order, while 142 properties will be reduced to an Evacuation Alert.

This reduction to an Alert means residents can return to their properties, but must be prepared to leave should conditions change. 

Address still on Evacuation Order include:

  • 7803 LEMON CK RD
  • 7928 LEMON CK RD
  • 7536 POPOU RD
  • 7538 POPOU RD
  • 7546 POPOU RD
  • 7547 POPOU RD
  • 7549 POPOU RD
  • 7570 POPOU RD
  • 7574 POPOU RD
  • 7578 POPOU RD
  • 7582 POPOU RD
  • 7599 POPOU RD
  • 7825 POPOU RD
  • 7835 POPOU RD
  • 7840 POPOU RD
  • 7842 POPOU RD
  • 7844 POPOU RD
  • 7850 POPOU RD
  • 7602 ROOSTER RD
  • 7610 ROOSTER RD
  • 7611 ROOSTER RD
  • 7618 ROOSTER RD
  • 7624 ROOSTER RD
  • 7630 ROOSTER RD
  • 7637 ROOSTER RD
  • 7641 ROOSTER RD
  • 7672 ROOSTER RD
  • 7681 ROOSTER RD
  • 7682 ROOSTER RD
  • 7687 ROOSTER RD
  • 7694 ROOSTER RD
  • 7721 ROOSTER RD

The RDCK said residents who remain on Evacuation Order, a reminder to register online with Emergency Support Services (ESS) at https://ess.gov.bc.ca/

The RDCK said anyone without a pre-arranged location to stay at and require support, please report to the Castlegar and District Recreation Centre, 2101 6th Avenue, Castlegar, BC. 

Short-term assistance for immediate needs of food, shelter, and clothing may be provided by ESS volunteers following registration at the above website. For further assistance you can call the RDCK EOC public inquiry line 250-352-7701.

ESS may not be able to accommodate your pets, so make sure you have prepared your pets by having appropriate cages, food, water and bowls, and ensure they are wearing identification. You may wish to arrange to have your pets cared for by family or friends.

The RDCK advises residents on Evacuation Alert 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 Trozzo Creek wildfire was first discovered on July 9 and is currently estimated at 2635 hectares. The BCWS has determined the cause to be lightning.

Cultus Creek Wildfire Evacuation Order

On the recommendation of the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS), the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has issued an Evacuation Order due to the Cultus Creek wildfire for the area of Midge Creek to Next Creek, on the west shore of the south arm of Kootenay Lake, within the Kootenay Lake Provincial Park in Electoral Area A.

Residents and visitors are required to leave the Evacuation Order area immediately. Evacuated residents are asked to go to their pre-arranged emergency locations and register online with Emergency Support Services (ESS) at https://ess.gov.bc.ca/.

Short-term assistance for immediate needs of food, shelter, and clothing may be provided by ESS volunteers following registration at the above website. For further assistance you can call the RDCK EOC public inquiry line 250-352-7701.

Map of Cultus Creek Wildfire Evacuation Order.