Kimberley’s Fire Department is urging residents to be prepared as evacuation alerts remain in effect for rural areas around the city.
The Fire Department says there are currently no fires directly threatening the City of Kimberley.
They say with the evacuation alerts in the St. Mary Lake and Ta Ta Creek areas, people are naturally feeling some anxiety about the current situation.
“These alerts are in place to ensure that residents in those areas are prepared to leave immediately in the event that fire conditions worsen.”
Firefighters are reminding residents that even though the fires threatening our rural neighbours are not directly threatening the city, people still need to be prepared.
PreparedBC has detailed on information on what we should be doing, including gathering together important paperwork, organizing meeting places, and building our emergency kits.
Up-to-date information on the alerts and current conditions are currently provided by the RDEK at
or by calling the Hotline at 1-855-346-2188.
The City of Kimberley is also continuing to monitor the situation and will provide updates as conditions change.
– From the Kimberley Fire Department