The City of Grand Forks is the site of an equipment preparation centre for wild fire fighting equipment. There are fires in Washington state that seem to be headed north.
UPDATED WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26TH 2015 1915 HRS
Due to expected strong winds, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) has issued an Evacuation Alert for the following areas:
- Electoral Area D south of the Kettle River and south of the City of Grand Forks,including the Industrial/Ruckle area of the City of Grand Forks (see map)
- Ponderosa and Cascade areas of Electoral Area C (see map)
- For more information, visit the RDKB website