Evacuation Alert removed for Renata

Nelson, BC: Upon recommendation from the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) regarding the Bulldog Mountain wildfire, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is removing the Evacuation Alert for Renata and the area south-east to Brooklyn, effective immediately. All Evacuation Orders and Alerts in the RDCK have now been lifted.

“The BC Wildfire Service has advised that although there is still work to be done to fully contain the Bulldog Mountain fire, the danger to public safety has diminished enough that we can remove the alert,” said Chris Johnson, the RDCK Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) Director. “The RDCK would like to thank the residents in the alert area for their cooperation and patience. We would also like to recognize the hard work of the BC Wildfire Service and structural protection crews for all they have been doing—and continue to do—to keep communities safe.”

Area restrictions and trail closures may still be in place to protect public safety and to prevent interference with firefighting operations. More information can be found by visiting the BC Wildfire Service information page for the Syringa Complex – Bulldog Mountain wildfire: http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/OneFire.asp?ID=770

Earlier this week, Evacuation Alerts were removed for the communities near the Deer Creek, Syringa Creek and McArthur Creek wildfires.

“This has been an incredibly challenging wildfire season, and the BC Wildfire Service advises that the damage inflicted in some areas has led to other safety hazards,” said Mr. Johnson. “If you are going into backcountry areas that have been affected by wildfires, please use caution and watch for things like danger trees, unstable terrain and damaged trails.”

For more information about wildfires, visit the BC Wildfire Service website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status

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For further information, please contact:

EOC Information Officer
Regional District of Central Kootenay
Tel: 250-352-7701  |  Cell: 250-354-3476
Email: eocinfo@rdck.bc.ca

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