An evacuation alert has been issued for residents in the Poplar Creek area on Highway 31 north of Meadow Creek.
“The Rapid Creek Fire is displaying increased activity as the northwest winds are pushing it out into the face of the hill. With continued hot, dry conditions and forecasted winds, there is the potential of putting Highway 31 and Poplar Creek at risk,” states a bulletin from the Regional District of Central Kootenay’s emergency operations centre.
“As a precautionary measure, residents and visitors within the area between Rusty Creek and Cascade Creek along Highway 31 (see map below and here) are being placed on an Evacuation Alert. This means preparation should be made to leave the area at a moment’s notice. The RDCK will activate the Emergency Alert system should the situation worsen and warrant an Evacuation Order.”
The news release goes on to say, “At this time resources are limited due to the current state of emergency in the province.”