The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) on Thursday, Aug. 5, rescinded most of the evacuation orders put across Area E after the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire threatened the area late last month.
Two-hundred and eighty-six property owners between Rock Creek and Bridesville and the western border with the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen were told they could come back starting at 1:30 p.m., according to an RDKB press release. Thirty-four properties between McKinney and Mount Baldy roads were downgraded to an evacuation alert, while 123 properties between Mount Baldy and Conkle Lake Provincial Park remain under evacuation.
For a full list of addresses still under evacuation, see the RDKB’s emergency website.
The Nk’Mip Creek wildfire was burning an estimated 16,000 hectares as of Thursday evening, according to the B.C. Wildfire Dashboard