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RDKB Wildfire update for Aug. 27

Overview

·         Thirty-three addresses remain on Evacuation Alert in the RDKB in near the Horns Mountain / Santa Rosa fire. 

·         Temperatures early this week will remain cooler than normal. Over the last two days the West Kootenays has seen some rain, the Boundary however has not received much.  There is a chance of showers on Thursday with the passage of a cold front; there will also be some wind. 

·         ESS, Red Cross and local municipalities are prepared to respond should the need arise across the RDKB

·         The RDKB EOC remains activated at Level 1 to support wildfire response in the RDKB, as well as to monitor developing situations in other regions.

Fires of Note

China Creek Fire:

·         Under control and no longer a concern. No further updates will be provided on this fire.

Horns Mountain / Santa Rosa Fire:

·         This fire is burning near the Santa Rosa summit.

·         2197 ha, 85% containment on the US side 100% guarded and 50% contained on the Canadian side.

·         The area of fire within BC is approximately 377 hectares.

·         33 addresses in Big Sheep Creek and Santa Rosa remain on evacuation alert. 

·         Daily updates for the Horns Mountain fire can be found at this US website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6138/