October 14, 2022
12:00 p.m. PT
The RDKB’s Emergency Operations Centre remains activated at Level 1 to monitor the Gilpin Grasslands Provincial Park Wildfire (N62637) and the West Kettle River (Formerly Arlington Lake) Wildfire (K52708)
BC Wildfire Crews are responding to a new wildfire which began last night (Thursday, 13 October) at West Kettle River (Formerly Arlington Lake) (K52708). It is highly visible from Highway 33, south of Big White. Currently at 4.5 Ha. in size, no structures are currently threatened, and Highway 33 is open. Staff at RDKB’s Emergency Programs will continue to monitor the event and urge motorists to check with drivebc.ca for the latest driving conditions prior to travelling that route.
The RDKB’s Emergency Operations Centre remains activated at Level 1 to monitor the Gilpin Grasslands Provincial Park Wildfire (N62637) which remains at 203 Ha. in size.
After activating its Emergency Operations Centre on Monday, October 10 in response to the Gilpin Grasslands Provincial Park Wildfire, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) continues to monitor the event near Christina Lake. Highway 3 remains open, structures are not currently threatened and staff from the RDKB Emergency Program are working closely with BC Wildfire Service, and Regional Fire Departments.
“An ‘out of control’ fire status is alarming terminology for local residents but there is no significant growth of this fire, there are no evacuation alerts or orders at this time and staff in our emergency programs will continue to monitor it and provide updates as new information is available. The classification of this fire will remain in place by BC Wildfire until certain parameters are met,” says Mark Stephens, RDKB’s Manager of Emergency Programs.
Residents in the Boundary Area should register for emergency notifications here: https://voyent-alert.com/ca/community/#registration, follow emergency.rdkb.com for the latest news and regularly check the BC Wildfire dashboard online https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status and www.drivebc.ca for the latest driving conditions.
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