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The Township of Spallumcheen has activated a level 1 EOC in response to the Baker FS Wildfire K42897 located near Kendry Creek within the boundaries of the Township of Spallumcheen, on August 22, 2023 at 07:50 hours.

Due to the challenging terrain; helicopters have been shuttling in the firefighters to undertake ground attack along with arial helicopter support to battle this fire.

Initially this morning, 4 attack crews were providing ground coverage supported by 2 helicopters. The cooler wet weather has helped crews manage the fire and work the perimeter which has allowed them to get a better idea of the size which is now reported at 1.7 ha.

The Township of Spallumcheen would like to extend their thank you to the BC Wildfire crews who are working this extremely difficult fire for your dedication and quick response which has helped to prevent a rapid spread of the fire and keep our community safe.

The Township of Spallumcheen will continue to provide press releases so that community can have a reliable source to obtain more information about what is happening. Press releases will be posted at regular intervals on our website and provided to local media. In addition, as long as the
fire remains in a status of out of control, the Township will continue to share press releases through Alertable.

The Township Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) will be standing down for the night at 8:00 pm and reopening remotely at 7:30 am tomorrow morning.

Communications will continue to be provided on the Township’s website at www.spallumcheentwp.bc.ca under News and Announcements - Wildfires. The next communication will be provided August 24, 2023 at 8:00 am. More information about the fire can also be found on the BC Wildfire website and residents are encouraged to sign up for notifications through Alertable.

Please note NO evacuation alerts or orders exist for this area.