RDKB Emergency Operations


September 2, 2021 2:00 p.m. PT


Trail, BC – The evacuation alert for residents in the Mount Baldy area due to the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire has been rescinded.

Cooler temperatures and lighter winds have enabled fire personnel to make progress on suppression efforts.

According to the BC Wildfire Service, 61 personnel are still actioning the fire with assistance from 9 pieces of heavy equipment.

 “We are grateful to residents for their understanding, patience and cooperation during what has been a stressful event,” said Mark Stephens, Emergency Operation Centre Director. “Our Emergency Operations Centre is thankful to everyone who has followed the alert,” adding that the RDKB’s primary concern is public safety.

The RDKB’s Emergency Operations Centre will now stand down. Residents are still encouraged to sign up for the Emergency Alert System and to check with the BC Wildfire Service for wildfire activity around the province.

August 23, 2021 5:00PM PT

Under the advice by the BC Wildfire Service, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has been advised that the potential threat of wildfire in the Electoral Area E/West Boundary area has diminished at this time and that it is safe to enter the area.

The Evacuation Order, pursuant to Section 10(1)(h) of the Emergency Program Act, to evacuate the area has, therefore, been rescinded,  please see these linked documents:

August 11, 2021 3:00PM PT

Note that the Evacuation Centre at the Boundary Expo Recreation Centre (the arena) at 734 Seventh Ave. in the Village of Midway closed August 9. Any evacuees who have not yet registered can do so online at ess.gov.bc.ca

August 5, 2021 13:00 PT

EVACUATION ORDER RESCIND North side of Highway 3 between the westerly boundary of RDKB (250 metres west of Sidley Mountain Road) to Mt. Baldy Road at the Canyon Bridge and north to Camp McKinney Rd.

July 20, 2021 5:00PM PT

Declaration of State of Emergency

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS), First Nations and municipalities in the Okanagan are also responding to the Nk'Mip Creek Wildfire. See the RDOS emergency website for more information: https://emergency.rdos.bc.ca/

Nk'Mip Creek Fire K52061