The alert affects three residences.

Salmo-area homes put on fire evac alert

Active fire at Sheep Creek prompts alert

Three residences in a rural area southeast of Salmo have been put on evacuation alert.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay issued an Evacuation Alert for three residences in the McArthur Creek area, southeast of Salmo. The alert also affects three addresses listed on HB Mines Road.

Interactive B.C. Wildfire map

The lightning-caused fire was discovered on July 29, and and has since grown to 35 hectares.

Listed as “active” by BC Wildfire Service, officials asked the RDCK to issue the alert.

“The Southeast Fire Centre has requested this Evacuation Alert as a precaution in anticipation of forecast high winds on Friday and Saturday,” said Chris Johnson, EOC Director. “Residents affected by the alert should take the time now to prepare to evacuate themselves and their families should an evacuation be required.”

Under an evacuation alert a homeowner is warned to be prepared to leave their homes immediately, should the situation warrant.

To learn more about emergency preparedness, and how to build a home emergency kit

“Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to an evacuation order,” the RDCK alert says. “… however you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.”

The RDCK Emergency Operations Centre has been activated in response to the situation.

Road restrictions

Road restrictions are also being put in place on the Billings and Waldie forest service roads from the 10 km junction on the Sheep Creek Rd/FSR.

RELATED: Wildfire visible from Hwy 3 between Salmo and Creston

Just Posted

Lost Dog fire 90 per cent contained

BC Wildfire Service is reporting this morning that the Lost Dog complex… Continue reading

Planned ignition on Meachen Creek fire went ahead Sunday

Cool temperatures, higher humidiy helping efforts

Meachen Creek fire sees minimal growth overnight

Winds have pushed the fire back into itself in the lower part of the Meachen Creek drainage.

New ambulance unit chief has roots in Creston

Blake Elford is returning to Creston to take on the position of Unit Chief for Creston’s ambulance service.

Kootenay fires grow — more evacuation alerts

Syringa fire prompts evacuation alerts plus HWY 3 closure and U.S. fire crosses into B.C.

B.C. team stays alive in Little League World Series after another nail-biter

Surrey-based squad scored a 6-4 win over Mexico reps in Williamsport on Monday

Kids, seniors at risk as smoke from distant fires hangs over parts of B.C.

B.C. Centre for Disease Control says children’s lungs don’t fully develop until about age 10

B.C. mother charged in 7-year-old daughter’s death appears in court

The 36-year-old mother, of Langley’s Aaliyah Rosa, has been charged with second-degree murder

VIDEO: Teen soccer phenomenon Alphonso Davies to visit B.C. kids camp

The 17-year-old Vancouver Whitecap player is one of the youngest players in MLS history

New plan to lift more than two million people past the poverty line

Anti-poverty strategy will aim for 50 per cent cut in low-income rates: source

Liberals scrap lottery system for reuniting immigrants with their parents

Lottery for parent sponsorship to be replaced, more applications to be accepted

Bear kills off-leash dog in B.C. park

There have been nearly 200 pet or livestock and bear encounters so far this year

Trudeau says he won’t apologize to heckler, pledges to call out ‘hate speech’

Prime Minister had accused woman of racism as she shouted about illegal immigration at Quebec rally

Most Read