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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. 

With portions of the Township of Spallumcheen on Evacuation Alert, now is the time to walk your property and ensure you are FireSmart in your home and yard. 

The Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Chief asks residents to “Help us help you”. Performing a FireSmart assessment of your home and yard takes a few minutes and forms are available on the FireSmart BC website to assist you in performing a comprehensive review of your property.   

Some simple things you can do today to ensure your yard is FireSmart: 

  • Clean under your deck to remove any combustible material. Establish a 1.5 metre non-combustible zone around the perimeter of the house and deck.
  • Keep grass and weeds cut below 10 centimeters.
  • Move firewood and lumber 10-30 meters away from your home. 
  • Relocate propane tanks 10-30 meters from your home and keep combustible vegetation a minimum of 10 meters from propane tanks.
  • Prune trees to create a two-meter clearance from the ground to the lowest branches. 

Ash can still be seen falling into the community this morning. We ask residents to be vigilant in walking around your property and monitoring for potential hot spots. 

Additional resources to prepare your home and your family can be found on the Township of Spallumcheen website - Emergency Information page including preparing a grab and go bag and a 72 hour kit. An Evacuation Alert means that this is the time to get prepared to leave your home on short notice and be prepared to potentially not be home for some time.

The most recent Press Releases will be posted outside the Township Municipal Hall at 4144 Spallumcheen Way, Spallumcheen on our bulletin board. Updates will be issued as they become available. The next scheduled update will be Sunday August 15, 2021 at 15:00 hrs.

Press Release can be viewed here.