The Village of Salmo has established a satellite Level 1 Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) as a precautionary measure to monitor, collaborate and communicate with emergency management stakeholders related to the McCormick Creek wildfire currently located 20 kms outside of the Village limits.

This morning the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) EOC issued an “Evacuation Alert Update” for the 23 properties in the Nelway/Area G that are under the alert. At this time, the Shambhala Music Festival is not under any Evacuation Alert or Evacuation Order, however the RDCK is working with festival organizers and the RCMP in the event that an evacuation becomes necessary.

The establishment of this Level 1 Salmo EOC is a precautionary measure only to ensure full emergency preparedness.

Regular updates will be posted to the Village of Salmo website (www.salmo.ca), Village of Salmo Facebook page (www.facebook.com/VillageofSalmo) and the Salmo Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Salmo-Fire-Department-363855880401716/)

Everyone is encouraged to sign up for the RDCK Emergency Alert System by visiting www.rdck.ca.

For updates on the current McCormick Creek wildfire situation, visit:

BC Wildfire – Interactive Map of Current Fires

Media Contact:

Village EOC Information Officer, (250)357-9433