Evacuation Alert & Order: Nelway/McCormick Creek area. Issued by Regional District of Central Kootenay. Aug. 12, 2017

Due to the potential threat of wildfire, the Regional District of Central Kootenay has upgraded the Evacuation Alert to an Evacuation ORDER for the area of McCormick Creek, 20 kilometres southwest of Salmo in the Pend d’Oreille area west of Highway 6.

The previously issued Evacuation Alert has been expanded to include the Shambhala Music Festival.

BC Wildfire, RCMP, and RDCK are strongly advising that due to the fire increasing in size and threatening properties in the area, that Shambhala Music Festival goers should ensure they leave adequate time to return home safely.

This map indicates the area of the EVACUATION ORDER. The area includes:

  • Bear Rd
  • Pend D’Oreille Rd
  • Rosebud Lake Rd
  • Talbot Rd
  • McCormick Creek Rd
  • 8 Properties on Highway 6

Further details can be found on the Regional District of Central Kootenay’s website and Facebook page.

More information on the current wildfire situation is available on the BCWildfire website , Twitter feed or Facebook page.

Information on roads and highways can be found on DriveBC’s website and Twitter feed.