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he Township of Spallumcheen has activated a level 1 EOC in response to the Kendry Creek Wildfire K42897 on August 22, 2023 at 07:50 hours. This fire is located on the hillside above the McLeod subdivision identified as the BC Wildfire # K42897. BC Wildfire mapping currently shows the fire near the top the Kendry Creek area. The Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department continues to work with BC Wildfire in coordinating their plans of attack. BC Wildfire is on scene with arial support and is reporting the approximate size of the fire to be 1.1 hectares.  

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 at 4:00 pm. 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 at this time.

In an abundance of caution the Township of Spallumcheen is encouraging residents to ensure they are ready to leave their homes for an extended period of time. Resources on the Township website give you information preparing a grab and go bag and preparing to move animals from your property in the event that the wildfire progresses.

Full press release available here