The evacuation alert announced on Sept. 8 for the Birchdale and Fry Creek area has been extended.
It now includes part of the community Johnsons Landing south of Gar Creek, according to a news release from the Regional District of Central Kootenay.
The area is located northeast of Kaslo on the east shore of Kootenay Lake.
The alert covers a lengthy list of addresses available at https://bit.ly/3esAWl4.
Residents or visitors within the area are not required to evacuate. However the RDCK advises people to be prepared to leave the area at a moment’s notice and remain vigilant. Residents should prepare their emergency grab and go bag, prepare to move pets and livestock to a safe area, and sign up to receive RDCK emergency notifications. Part of your plan should include where you can go if evacuated, such as staying with friends or family.
The Fry Creek wildfire is out of control and is 150 hectares in size. It was discovered on Aug. 25 and was started by lightning.