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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

LEVEL 1 EOC ACTIVATED

THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2021 – 11:55 am

Spallumcheen, BC

LOCAL WILDFIRE – ROUND LAKE WILDFIRE

The Township of Spallumcheen has activated a Level #1 Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) at 11:55 am on Thursday, June 3, 2021 due to a Wildfire located near Round Lake Road.  The Township will be assessing the situation and responding as the event unfolds.  Any progression of this incident will be related to winds causing concern to local area residents.  

Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department has responded, as well as BX Swan Lake Fire Department via our Mutual Aid Agreement.  The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations are on scene with resources.  Updates will be provided on the Township’s Website at www.spallumcheentwp.bc.ca.  Please respect working crews, signage and traffic barriers at all times and use caution when traveling Township Roads.

Highway 97 traffic is currently being detoured due to the closure of Highway 97.  More detour information to come.

For more information regarding this release, please contact the Township office at 250-546-3013.

 

Media Contact:

Cindy Graves, Corporate Officer

Township of Spallumcheen

mail@spallumcheentwp.bc.ca

250.546.3013