Shambhala festival-goers told to leave early over wildfire risk

Shambhala festival-goers told to leave early over wildfire risk
The BC Wildfire Service reports that the McCormick Creek wildfire has jumped the Salmo River and is moving east
People at the Shambhala Music Festival are being told to pack their bags and enjoy their last night of music before evacuating the festival grounds a day early because of a nearby wildfire. Festival organizers and wildfire officials announced the

Smoke from the McCormick Creek fire hovered over the tents at the Shambhala Music Festival. — Submitted photo. The McCormick Creek wildfire burning 20 kilometers south of Salmo in the Pend O'reille region has forced the Shambhala organizers to close. Shambhala Music Festival is deeply saddened to announce that the final day of the 20th anniversary event has been canceled due to nearby wildfires. After being on evacuation alert all weekend, the music festival made the tough decision after consulting. The almost 15,000 festival goers at the Shambhala Music Festival have now been put on an Evacuation Alert. (Below) the map shows the affect areas due to the McCormick Creek Wildfire. In a media release Saturday morning, the Regional District of Central

Shambhala Music Festival has cancelled their Sunday night lineup, due to ongoing concerns around the McCormick Creek wildfire burning in the Kootenays. The fire broke out earlier this week, and is now burning at an estimated 350 hectares in size about …

McCormick Creek wildfire forces Shambhala Music Festival to close one day early
McCormick Creek wildfire forces Shambhala Music Festival to close one day early

McCormick Creek wildfire forces Shambhala Music Festival to close one day early

A wildfire has forced a popular music festival in southern British Columbia to end early and organizers say the decision will be a costly one. Organizers for the Shambhala Music Festival said Saturday afternoon that the flames aren't threatening the …
An official evacuation alert has been expanded to cover the Shambhala Music Festival and the community of Nelway ordered to evacuate, as the McCormick Creek wildfire continues to grow. Updates shared Saturday morning said the fire had jumped the. Some worrying news out of BC, Canada this morning… It looks like Shambhala is feeling the effects of a fast growing wildfire nearby. After issuing a pre-evacuation warning before the festival began, according to attendees it looks like organizers …

Shambhala music festival ending early because of BC wildfire

Shambhala music festival ending early because of BC wildfire
Shambhala music festival ending early because of BC wildfire

SALMO, B.C. — A popular electronic music festival in southern British Columbia is ending early as wildfires burn nearby. Organizers for the Shambhala Music Festival say there is no threat to the festival or attendees, but they decided to end early … . The growing threat of a nearby wildfire has forced organizers of the Shambhala Music Festival in the BC Interior, held in the town of Salmo, to shut down the event a day early. A large wildfire that began just a few days ago is now 9 kms southwest from …

Wildfire in British Columbia forces music festival to wrap up early

Shambhala Festival in British Columbia Canada is under siege from nearby wildfires only 20 kilometres (12 miles) away from the festival grounds. The fire was man made and went out of control due to dry conditions in the area. Despite this, the festival

BREAKING: Shambhala Music Festival cancels Sunday night lineup

SALMO (NEWS 1130) – An evacuation order has been expanded in the Nelway area, after a wildfire jumped a river towards an electronic music festival in the West Kootenay. The BC Wildfire Service is reporting that the McCormick Creek wildfire has jumped

The Shambhala Music Festival is closing Saturday night instead of Sunday due to growth on the McCormick Creek fire near Salmo. The fire has grown to an estimated 350 hectares in size and has been responsible for 39 Evacuation Orders to properties

BREAKING: Shambhala Music Festival cancels Sunday night

"While there is no immediate threat to the festival or its attendees, we believe it to be in everyone's best interest to allow adequate time to vacate the area safely. "Programming for Saturday evening will continue as planned, however, we encourage … . MERRITT (NEWS 1130) – As the Shambhala Music Festival prepares for a potential evacuation because of wildfire risk, the man behind last weekend's Rockin' River Fest is grateful that event wasn't smoked out. The annual country music festival in Merritt

SALMO (NEWS 1130) – The wildfire situation has forced organizers of the Shambhala music festival to shut down one day early. The decision comes after the area was placed under an alert, following the spread of the McCormick Creek wildfire. “We've been. An evacuation alert has been issued for the Shambhala Music Festival, due to the McCormick Creek wildfire jumping the Salmo River. BC Wildfire Service says the wildfire is moving in an easterly direction towards the community of Nelway, which is now

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