RDKB Information Bulletin: Temporary access to homes near Mt Baldy for Nk’Mip Wildfire evacuees


August 11, 2021

1:30 p.m. PT

Temporary access to homes near Mt. Baldy for Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire evacuees

View on the RDKB website: https://rdkb.com/newsreleases.aspx

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operation Centre in cooperation with the BC Wildfire Service has arranged for residents under evacuation order in the Mt. Baldy area of Electoral Area E/West Boundary to access their properties on August 12.

Access will be provided with the following conditions:

  • Access for full-time Mt. Baldy residents only
  • One person per household
  • Access to gather essential items or undertake essential tasks at homes
  • Proof of residency will be required
  • Two access windows are available: 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. or 9:00 to 11:00 am.
  • Access could be revoked at any time if fire activity increases
  • Residents are asked to turn off all running water when they leave their property, including any sprinklers

Residents wishing to access their full- time Mt.Baldy property can register by calling 1-888-747-9119.

Currently, temporary residents or those who own vacation or vacant property will not be allowed access.  RCMP will be on site and will conduct a sweep of the area to ensure everyone has left the area by 11:00 a.m.

Residents are asked to use extreme caution in the area as emergency personnel have set up structural protection equipment near homes and all equipment must remain in place.

Mt. Baldy residents will have no access to Whiskey Jack Road from Cougar road, but can reach Whiskeyjack Road from Porcupine Road.

There have been no changes to evacuation alerts or orders. Evacuation orders remain in place for 123 addresses in Electoral Area E/West Boundary. A further 34 addresses remain on evacuation alert.

A full list of addresses as well as maps of the evacuation order and alert areas in the RDKB are available atemergency.rdkb.com.

The RDKB EOC assesses evacuation alerts and orders daily in discussions with the BC Wildfire Service. Our focus is the safety of residents. We will inform residents as soon as evacuation orders are rescinded and it is safe for people to return to their homes fulltime.

Register for the RDKB Emergency Alerting System at https://ca.voyent-alert.com/vras/user-registration.htmlor through emergency.rdkb.com.

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The RDKB will continue to update the public as new information is available.