Evacuation Order in Corbin Area Downgraded to Evacuation Alert

The evacuation ORDER for the Corbin area has been downgraded to an evacuation ALERT for 10 properties in the community of Corbin and Teck’s Coal Mountain Mine property.

It is important for people within the ALERT area to remain prepared and follow updates on the Leach Creek Fire. In addition, anyone wishing to remove recreational vehicles from the area is encouraged to remove them now in the event that conditions worsen and an order needs to be re-issued.

A map of the ALERT area is available on the Regional District of East Kootenay's (RDEK) website (or see the original RDEK Evacuation Order) and includes the portion of Corbin Road in Electoral Area A and the community of Corbin. The District of Sparwood has issued an evacuation alert in connection with the same fire. The District’s ALERT area covers the Coal Mountain Mine property and a small portion to the northeast. 

Please see the BC Wildfire Service interactive wildfire map for location and details of all active wildfires in British Columbia.