31 Properties Evacuated Because of Merry Creek Fire
The Merry Creek wildfire 8km southwest of Castlegar has forced the evacuations of 31 properties while several areas remain on evacuation alert, meaning those resident have to be ready to leave on short notice as the fire has grown to 15 hectares.
The following properties are evacuated;
1 Mason Road
100, 110 and 751 Merry Creek Forest Service Road
500, , 1000, 1610 Hwy 3
603, 604, 606, 611, 613, 617 Killough Road
606, 612, 618, 622, 629, 800, 804, 810, 816 Fernwood Dr.
1901 Lucas Ave.
1950, 1951, 1990, 2000, 2005, 2036, 2070, 2200 Lucas Rd.
2200 14th Ave.
Evacuated residents have gone to the Castlegar and District Commuity Complex.
The following streets and buildings are on Evacuation Alert.
14th Ave. North of Hwy 3
Castleview Care Home
Residents from 142 properties near the Trozzo Creek wildfire northeast of Winlaw are returning home, but 32 residences remain evacuated. The newest evacation order invovles properties from Midge Creek to Next Creek on the west shore on the south arm of Kootenay Lake in Kootenay Lake Provincial Park.
Trail Mayor Lisa Pasin said transperency is paramount given the cost of the investigation and aftermath of the complaint filed by outgoing Chief Administrative and Financial Officer David Perehudoff against Councillor Robert Cacchioini. She was disturbed by the debate leading to the decision.
Over 500 more properties have been evacuated because of raging West Kootenay wildfires fanned by high winds. Meanwhile residents from 122 Boundary properties evacuated because of the Nk'Mip Creek wildfire near Osoyoos have the option of going to the Jack Goddard Memorial Arena in Grand Forks.
Over 170 properties in Fauquier and north to Grassy Point are evacuated. The B-C Wildfire Service has also pulled most of its crew off the 32-hundred hectare Octopus Creek wildfire to keep them safe.
July 30th to August 2nd, 2021
The B-C Wildfire Service is watching four wildfires of note in the West Kootenay-Creston Valley with residents of seven properties evacuated and another 520 properties on evacuation alert.
A dozen fire fighters from Rossland, Warfield and Trail had the late Saturday night fire under control in about 45 minutes, but warn the consequences could have been much worse.
RDCK orders Taite Creek area residents out of their homes as Octopus Creek wildfire grows to close to 1,175 hectares. More people near Michaud Creek wildfire told to be ready to leave quickly.
Edgewood residents close to the Michaud Creek wildfire have been forced from their homes, while others in Edgewood, Boswell, Destiny Bay, Sanka, Fauquier and Applegrove are on Evacuation Alert.