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

B.C. declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage

This is only the fourth state of emergency ever issued during a fire season

Volunteers sought for weed pull at Summit Lake Provincial Park

Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society is looking for help next week

UPDATE: Search for missing Cranbrook woman enters third day

The search for a Cranbrook woman missing in the Jumbo Pass area is entering its third day.

Search for missing Cranbrook woman ongoing

Louise Baxter missing in Jumbo Pass area since Sunday

Interim GoFundMe payments approved in Humboldt Broncos crash

$50,000 to be given to each of the 13 survivors and each family of the 16 people who died

Altidore nets 3 as Toronto drubs Whitecaps 5-2

Vancouver falls 7-4 on aggregate in Canadian Championship final

Ottawa intervenes to get B.C. ball player, 13, to Little League World Series

Before immigration issue was resolved, Dio Gama was out practicing the game he loves Wednesday

Pet goldfish invades small B.C. lake

Pinecrest Lake is located between Whistler and Squamish

Mounties deployed to help B.C. communities affected by wildfires

RCMP officers heading to places particularly within central, northern and southern B.C.

Chinese medicine practitioner in B.C. facing historical sex assault charges

71-year old Kit Wong practiced acupuncture from his home during the time of the assaults

Quebec sets aside $900 million for companies hurt by U.S. tariffs

Premier Philippe Couillard says his government will make $863 million available over five years

Ex-B.C. teachers’ union leader among latest pipeline protesters to get jail time

Twelve people have been sentenced for violating court order to stay away from Kinder Morgan terminal

Most Read