On the advice of the BC Wildfire Service, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has rescinded an evacuation alert for 22 addresses near the Toronto Creek Fire, on the east side of the Granby River Valley. The Toronto Creek Fire is now fully contained and guarded, and classified as under control by the BC Wildfire Service.
Ed. Note: I’m writing this in the first person to allow for a little bit of editorial latitude, because I found this both charming and great information to have, especially during fire season.
All current Evacuation ALERTS remain in effect:
A local pastor has apparently expanded her repertoire from saving locals from hellfire to saving locals from truck fires as well, after an incident Monday morning in Blueberry.
The incident occurred just after 11 a.m.
The BC Summer Swim Association has been in operation since 1958. With affiliates over 60 clubs in 60 communities in BC., the association hands out awards in four aquatic sports: Speed Swimming, Diving, Synchro & Water Polo during the annual championships, this year hosted this past weekend in Surrey.
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre continues to monitor the wildfire situation in the Boundary region,
RDKB staff said there are currently more than 151 fires burning within the Southeast Fire Centre with 80 addresses remaining on Evacuation Alert in the region, including three areas near the Santa Rosa, Toronto Creek and Lynch Creek fires.
The RDCK Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is fully staffed and active this morning.
We are aware of a fire reported in the vicinity of the old mine site near the Galena Trail, between Three Forks and New Denver. We will provide more information as soon as we can.
In a media release Sunday, the BC Wildfire Service said the weather permitting, crews will be conducting planned ignitions on the Meachen Creek wildfire located within the Meachen Creek drainage, approximately 10 kilometres southwest of St. Mary Lake in the Southeast Fire Centre.
To help people affected by the wildfires that are burning around B.C., the Province of British Columbia will match all donations to the Red Cross, up to $20 million.
The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has issued Evacuation Alerts for two areas: