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Based on the recommendation of BC Wildfire, on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 10:30 hrs the Township of Spallumcheen has issued an Evacuation Alert. The current Evacuation Alert area remains the same.

B.C.’s wildfire officials are asking everyone to avoid non-essential travel to some regions of the province due to the heightened threat of wildfires. This area includes Spallumcheen, Armstrong, Enderby and the Okanagan Indian Band. The full article can be read on the Global News website.

The Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Chief asks residents to “Help us help you” by fire smarting their properties. Please look around your property and ensure you have performed a fire smart clean up. More information on what this looks like can be found at the FireSmart BC website.

The Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Chief met with BC Wildfire this morning. At the request of BCWildfire, the local fire department will be patrolling the current Evacuation Alert area throughout the weekend on a 24 hour basis. BC Wildfire is taking the potential of fire spread very seriously and though the fire is not at Spallumcheen borders currently, forecasted wind and weather events this weekend may require expanded Evacuation Alert areas and the potential for Evacuation Orders. Please ensure that you monitor the Township of Spallumcheen website for updates and local media sources to ensure accurate and up-to-date information.

Full press release can be found here. 

Updates will be issued as they become available. The next scheduled update will be Friday August 13, 2021 at 19:00 hrs.