Good morning everyone,
There’s a new wildfire near the Westview area south of Cranbrook. The BC Wildfire Management Branch mapping shows it along the Pevine Forest Service Road. At this time it is not expected to cause any threat to homes or structures and there are no evacuation alerts or evacuation orders in place. Members of the Southeast Fire Centre are on scene and we’re being told the winds have been favourable and things are looking good. Some areas have received showers overnight and more are expected today. We will update you if there are any changes.
This is a great time to get prepared, should the situation change. Here is a description of the different stages of evacuation and you can visit our website at www.rdek.bc.ca and click on Emergency Information to see how to prepare yourself and your family in case of an emergency.
There are three key stages in the evacuation process:
- Evacuations Alert: Local authorities issue a warning about an imminent threat to life and property and people in the defined area should be ready to leave on short notice.
- Evacuation Order: When an evacuation order is issued by the local authority, people should leave the area immediately.
- Evacuation Rescind: People under an evacuation order may return. An evacuation order or alert may be reinstated by the local authority if the threat returns.
Tracy Van de Wiel