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The 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 is on scene with arial and ground support and crews were able to obtain more accurate mapping of the fire today showing the size of the fire is sitting around 1.4 hectares and has not grown significantly throughout the day. A plume of smoke is still visible and fire watch is planned to continue throughout the night.

The Township Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) will be standing down for the night at 20:00 hrs and reopening at 07:30 hrs tomorrow morning.

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 August 23, 2023 at 8:00 am. 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.

Full Press Release available here.