Evacuation order issued for 10 properties in Findlay Creek area

Doctor Creek fire prompts evacuation order

Submitted by Regional District of East Kootenay

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) has issued an evacuation order for 10 properties in Electoral Area F in the Findlay Creek Area. This is in result of the Doctor Creek Fire (N21257).

“An increase in fire behaviour has prompted the BC Wildfire Service to recommend the RDEK issue an Evacuation Order,” explains EOC Director Terry Balan. “Our first priority is public safety. These decisions are not made lightly and everyone within the evacuation order area needs to leave immediately.”

The evacuation ORDER includes:

Findlay Creek Area: North of Whitetail Lake up to Dutch Creek; West to the Purcell Conservancy Corridor; South to Doctor Peak and Mount Allen; East to the Skookumchuck FSR.

Residents in the evacuation order zone are being asked to register with Emergency Support Services Director Sharon Pasowisty at 250-342-1480.

Updates will be provided as information is made available.

For the latest status of wildfires, visit www.bcwildfire.ca

Photo by Cullan Smith on Unsplash

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