The RDKB has issued Evacuation Alerts for some areas of the Boundary closest to the Stickpin wildfire burning south of the border in the US. This is due to the potential for flying embers.
An Evacuation Alert has been issued for areas of Electoral Area D south of the Kettle River and south of the City of Grand Forks.
It does include the Industrial/Ruckle area of the City of Grand Forks. Ponderosa and Cascade areas of Electoral Area C are also under this Evacuation Alert. This is an Evacuation Alert, not an Evacuation Order, no residents are directed to evacuate at this time.
This Evacuation Alert is in response to the Stickpin Fire in Washington State.
This Evacuation Alert is being issued due to an upcoming weather event (strong winds) expected in the next few days. The area under Evacuation Alert could be impacted by ember showers from fires in Washington State. If you see a spot fire started from embers, call 911.
Evacuation Alert notices will be hand delivered to residences in the impacted area.
Note that only emergency services personnel will be delivering Evacuation Alert notices.
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