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The Township of Spallumcheen has now activated their Emergency Operation Centre to a level 2 in response to the White Rock Lake wildfire.

Residents that are located in the current Evacuation Alert area able to pre-register online at https://ess.gov.bc.ca. By registering online, it will save residents considerable time and effort when accessing Emergency Social Services should they be evacuated. There is limited capacity at reception centres so pre-registering will assist staff and residents should we move to an evacuation order. Due to Okanagan hotels having limited resources communities are recommending that residents stay with family and friends.

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.

Full press release details can be found here. 

The next planned press release is August 14, 2021 at 10:00 hrs.