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On the advice of the BC Wildfire Service, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has rescinded an evacuation alert for 22 addresses near the Toronto Creek Fire, on the east side of the Granby River Valley.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.
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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.
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.
Two wildfires in the Arrow region are being closely monitored by BC Wildfire Service crews the Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release Wednesday.
The South of Renata Creek blaze and Santa Rosa wildfire are both being closely monitored as BC Wildfire Service is prioritizing these new fires and responding to them accordingly
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: