Harrop Creek Wildfire update

Officials say there's been no significant growth towards communities when it comes to the Harrop Creek Wildfire.

The communities of Harrop, Procter, Sunshine Bay, and Kootenay Lake Village are still on evacuation alert.

There were some reminders for residents at a public meeting this week.

One, to make sure they're signed up for the RDCK Emergency alerts, and make sure properties are as FireSmart as possible, by removing any dry foliage and flammable materials within a 30 foot radius of the property.

Officials say it's also important to have 72 hour emergency preparedness kits.

Meanwhile, the entire lower half of the province is now covered by air quality advisories as an unseasonably warm weather system traps and holds wildfire smoke over BC.