Evacuation alert for 3 homes southeast of Salmo due to forest fire

The RDCK has issued an evacuation alert for 3 homes in the Sheep Creek area.

It's around McArthur Creek, southeast of Salmo.

The fire started July 29th and has grown to approximately 35 hectares.

The fire is currently receiving an active response from the BC Wildfire Service, and the RDCK Emergency Operations Centre has been activated.

The Southeast Fire Centre requested the evacuation alert as a precaution, with high winds forecast on Friday and Saturday.

Road restrictions are being put in place on the Billings and Waldie forest service roads  from the 10 km junction on the Sheep Creek Rd.