The RDKB posted an update on August 16th about the NK’MIP fire.
View on the RDKB website: https://rdkb.com/newsreleases.aspx
According to the BC Wildfire Service:
o The fire experienced heightened activity over the weekend due to gusting winds of up to 60 km/hr.
o The fire jumped containment guards at the western base of Mount Baldy and is now approximately 2.5 km west of Mount Baldy
o 20 BCWFS personnel as well as structure protection units are in place within the Mount Baldy resort area.
o Personnel are now assessing where the next containment guards will be placed.
o Air tankers have laid retardant lines to prevent spread of the fire into the drainage to the north.
o 213 firefighters have been deployed, along with 23 pieces of heavy equipment and seven helicopters.
o The fire is now estimated to have burned 17,812 hectares.
- 123 addresses remain on evacuation order and 34 addresses are on evacuation alert in Electoral Area E/West Boundary. A full list of addresses as well as maps of the evacuation order and alert areas in the RDKB are available at emergency.rdkb.com.
- Register for the RDKB Emergency Alert System at: https://voyent-alert.com/ca/community/#registration
- If you are an evacuee, please register with Emergency Support Services (EES)
- Stay out of areas under Evacuation Order
- Check road conditions at https://drivebc.ca/
- View current wildfire activity at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status/wildfire-situation (BC Wildfire is the lead agency for information about wildfires in the Province)
- Should commercial livestock operators/ranchers need access to their animals, they are asked to contact the RDKB EOC Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250.368.7037
(note that Temporary Access Permits are suspended until further notice).
For more information:
- 24-hour Provincial Emergency Coordination Centre: 1.800.663.3456
- The RDKB emergency website: emergency.rdkb.com
- RDKB Emergency Operations Centre: 1.888.747.9119 (between 8am and 4pm)
- Social media: Twitter @RDKB_Emergency or Facebook @rdkbdotcom
- Local media
The RDKB will continue to update the public as new information is available.