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Posted: August 3, 2021

Lazy Lake Area Evacuation Order rescinded

Evacuation Alert in Effect

As crews continue to make progress on the Bill Nye Mountain Fire, effective 6 p.m. tonight the Evacuation Order for 41 properties in the Lazy Lake has been downgraded to an Evacuation Alert.

This is in addition to the Evacuation Alert for 12 properties in the Holmes Road and Lakit Lake areas, including one property on Wildhorse Forest Service Road, bringing the total number of properties on Evacuation Alert to 53.

Cooler temperatures and precipitation have resulted in a reduction of fire activity and allowed BC Wildfire crews to make good progress; however, it continues to be an active fire.

“We want to stress to people within the entire Evacuation Alert area that they should stay prepared and be ready to leave on a moment’s notice should conditions change and an order needs to be re-issued,” said Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Information Officer Loree Duczek.

The fire is estimated to be 2,990 hectares in size; however, poor visibility is hampering efforts to monitor and map the fire. The latest updates on the fire can be found on the Fires of Note page on the BC Wildfire webpage.

An information line has been set up at 250-426-2188 or toll free 1-855-346-2188 and, when not staffed, will have a recorded message with the most updated information.

For the latest status of all wildfires in B.C., visit www.bcwildfire.ca.



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