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The Township of Spallumcheen understands that BC Wildfire has started some pre-burns as part of the preparation for the planned ignition process scheduled for later this week. 

  • BC Wildfire announced on August 23 that they are preparing to conduct a large-scale planned ignition operation on the northeast flank of the White Rock Lake wildfire. The exact timing of this ignition will depend on weather and site conditions, but it could begin as early as Wednesday, August 25, 2021. The planned ignition area is upwards of 3,000 hectares in size. 
  • During the ignition operations, significant amounts of smoke will be visible from nearby communities, including Vernon, Armstrong, Spallumcheen, Glennema, and Falkland. The ignitions will only occur under very specific site conditions.
  • As of August 24, 2021 BC Wildfire is reporting that crews are prepared to begin the planned ignition operation on the northeast flank as soon as favourable site conditions are met. 

The Township of Spallumcheen will continue updating you on information about the planned ignitions as the information becomes available.