BREAKING: Evacuation order downgraded at Lamb Creek fire

Effective 10:30am Friday morning, a partial rescind of the evacuation order for the Lamb Creek Fire has been downgraded to an evacuation alert.

The partial rescind is shown on the attached maps and applies to the Eastside of Moyie Lake, including:

• The Porto Rico Road and Hidden Valley Road areas

• Owl’s Nest RV Resort

• Moyie townsite

• Eagles Nest RV Resort, and

• both sides of Highway 3/95 south of Branunagel Road to Stone Creek

Though the evacuation order has been rescinded, the areas remain on evacuation alert.

If it is necessary to reissue an evacuation order the process will start again.

Green Bay, Monroe Lake, Braunagel Road, Moyie Shores Estates and Aurora Estates remain on evacuation order. These areas remain on order as the Lamb Creek Fire is still an active fire and firefighting operation. The goal is to get residents in this area home as soon possible; however, it needs to be safe.

The RDEK is asking residents of the partial rescind area who return to the area be prepared to move back out again at a moment’s notice. As there is still an active fire in the area, please take this opportunity to be prepared should conditions worsen and an evacuation order needs to be re-issued.

As of Friday morning, the Lamb Creek fire is being actioned by 175 personnel, 21 pieces of heavy equipment and five dedicated helicopters with additional air support if required.

“We’re making quite a bit of progress, we’ve got a lot of crews in there hitting it pretty hard, hitting it fast,” said Jameson Mailloux, a fire information officer. “The trending decrease in temperatures and increase in relative humidity; the fireline personnel are taking advantage of these conditions while the potential for decreased fire behaviour is being exhibited on the landscape.

“There is still potential for increased fire activity if winds are to pick up or if we do get a shift in the winds, but it’s excellent news.”

 

Just Posted

Fernie Swim team aims for Nationals

Aidan Chudleigh has high hopes for his swim team this year, and… Continue reading

Jaffray Area OCP goes to public hearing

The public hearing will be held November 22nd at 7:00 PM at the Jaffray Community Hall.

Oil dumped illegally at Tie Lake Transfer Station

The Regional District of East Kootenay is searching for any information in… Continue reading

Forecasters promote avalanche safety awareness

Avalanche Canada advising backcountry enthusiasts to get proper training and equipment.

First shovel hits ground at Sparwood Skate Park

It was an exciting day on Wednesday, November 8, when the first… Continue reading

Run, hide, fight — surviving an active shooter situation

A former Kelowna cop teaches how to survive an active shooter situation

Sparwood florist to compete nationally

The Maple Leaf Cup; where art and flower design meet under one… Continue reading

Dead boy’s father posts Facebook response after Appeal Court upholds conviction

David, Collet Stephan were found guilty in their son Ezekiel’s 2012 death from bacterial meningitis

Trudeau mania, Scheer enthusiasm in B.C. this week

Prime minister, Conservative leader drop in on Surrey, White Rock

B.C. church defaced with disturbing anti-Christian graffiti

Staff at Crossroads United Church reported the vandalism to police late last week

PayPal ordered to disclose business accounts to Canada Revenue Agency

Online payments company has 45 days to hand over information identifying its account holders

Federal government to boost treatment options for opioid drug users: minister

More than 2,800 people died last year as a result of the overdose crisis

Ambulance design changes urged after B.C. man falls out, dies

A coroner’s jury makes recommendations after hearing about death of Ebony Aaron Wood

MLAs unanimous on B.C. wildfire recovery

Finance committee calls for rapid salvage, reforestation

Most Read