The fire on the ridge above Duhamel Creek on the north shore at 9:30 p.m. on July 4.

The fire on the ridge above Duhamel Creek on the north shore at 9:30 p.m. on July 4.

Regional district issues evacuation alert for part of North Shore

The alert affects about 350 residences.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Emergency Operations Centre has imposed an evacuation alert (not an evacuation order) concerning the wildfire burning on the North Shore outside of Nelson.

The alert applies to residents in the area between Sitkum Creek South and Willow Point (Six Mile Lakes Road).

Residents will be notified should conditions worsen, the alert says.

The RDCK alert says there are about 350 residences affected.

Check the RDCK’s website, www.rdck.ca and Facebook page,www.facebook.com/rdcentralkootenay for further updates. The  alert includes a link to a map of the area.