Evacuation alert issued for 486 properties due to Harrop Creek Wildfire

The RDCK has now issued an evacuation alert due to the Harrop Creek Wildfire.

There are 486 properties on evacuation alert within Harrop, Proctor, Sunshine Bay and Kootenay Lake Village....The Alert issued to prepare residents to leave at a moment’s notice should the fire threaten lives or properties. 

It's also recommended that preparations be made including the relocation of livestock, trailers, and boats. 

Officials say that would have to be done now, because with the only access route, the cable ferry, if there was an evacuation order, the ferry would be restricted to vehicles and passengers only.

The over 25 hundred hectare Harrop Creek wildfire is located approximately 10 kilometres south of the communities of Harrop and Procter and is said to be in difficult terrain.

Wind caused an increase in fire behaviour overnight Wednesday.