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Evacuation Alert LIFTED for Lazy Lake Area as Crews Gain Upper Hand on Bill Nye Mountain Fire

Effective 1:30pm local time, the Evacuation Alert for 40 properties in the Lazy Lake area has been lifted. 

The Bill Nye Mountain Fire has now been classified as BEING HELD by the BC Wildfire Service, which means it is not expected to grow further. 

“We’d like to thank the BC Wildfire Service and everyone who worked on this fire – from the ground to the air – for their tireless efforts. Today is a good day,” says Regional Emergency Operations Centre Information Officer Loree Duczek.

The Area Restriction for the vicinity of the fire is still in effect, reflecting the need to protect the public in areas as fire suppression activities are ongoing. To view the map of the Area Restriction please visit [url=http://www.bcwildfire.ca]http://www.bcwildfire.ca[/url].

The Rescind along with the corresponding map can be found on the Evacuations and Alerts page under Emergency Information on  www.rdek.bc.ca.

The following Alerts and Orders remain in effect in the East Kootenay related to the Plumbob Mountain Fire in the Lake Koocanusa area:

  • Evacuation ORDER – 4 properties near the intersection of Waldo Creek FSR and Plumbob FSR.
  • Evacuation ALERT – 254 properties on the west side of Lake Koocanusa from the Bailey Bridge south to the US border.

For the latest status on wildfires or area restrictions, visit www.bcwildfire.ca.