Kookipi Creek Wildfire Structure Loss and Re-Entry Information
September 6, 2023
The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) is providing information regarding structure loss, and re-entry information for Electoral Area A as a result of the Kookipi Creek Wildfire. Our primary focus remains the safety and well-being of local residents.
The FVRD encourages residents to read the Re-Entry Guide before returning to their community. The guide provides information on how to prepare before you leave, and what to look out for upon return. Areas within the evacuation alert remain hazardous from poor road conditions, danger trees, post-fire hazards, and other risks. Residents are asked to exercise all levels of caution during their return.
The FVRD has contacted all property owners where structure loss and damage was identified by BC Wildfire Service. The Kookipi Creek Wildfire took 27 structures, six of those were residential; the remaining were recreational and maintenance buildings.
“I am grateful for no loss of life and the ongoing resilience of residents”, said Director Diane Johnson, FVRD Director – Electoral Area A. “The impacts and trauma associated with the Kookipi Creek Wildfire are undeniable however, the communities we call home will support each other as we recover from the impacts of the wildfire,” she said.
“The FVRD Board and I wish to express our appreciation to all Electoral Area A residents, Boston Bar and Boothroyd First Nations for their commitment to safety and patience while adhering to the Evacuation Order and Alerts”, said Jason Lum, FVRD Chair. “Now that Evacuation Orders have been downgraded to Alerts and residents are returning, we acknowledge you have been tested beyond comprehension. Community strength is built from a foundation of unity and the strength you all have exhibited is inspirational,” he said.
During this difficult time, the FVRD remains dedicated to supporting residents by guiding them through their questions and providing resource connections. Residents are encouraged to reach out to the FVRD EOC Information Line at 778-704-0400 or to visit fvrd.ca/eoc if the FVRD may be of assistance. The FVRD EOC remains open as we continue to monitor the situation.