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Wildfire BC has reported that the planned ignition was concluded yesterday evening. The area where the ignition occurred will continue to burn and produce smoke over the next several days.

With the smoke in the atmosphere, air quality may be a concern. We encourage residents to monitor air quality in the North Okanagan and plan activities accordingly. Air Quality updates are available at the Environment Canada website.

The ignitions brought the fire down to the established control lines and has reduced the risk of further growth and impacts to the areas where the fire poses the greatest risk to structures. BC Wildfire has indicated that this successful operation will allow containment to be achieved weeks ahead of the initial projects.

Residents are still encouraged to avoid use of back country areas and stay alert to signs of fire and report any signs of wildfire in back country areas to 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 from a cell phone.

The current evacuation alert area for the Township of Spallumcheen remains in effect and is located below:

EVACUATION ALERT AREA IN EFFECT
• Corkscrew Rd
• Evans Rd
• Golfview Place
• Grandview Flats Rd (south side)
• Grandview Flats Rd North
• Grandview Flats Rd South
• 9221 to 9728 Highway 97
• L&A Cross Rd
• Larkin Cross Rd (south side)
• Mendenhall Rd
• Miller Rd
• Northwind Drive
• 8400 Old Kamloops Rd
• Otter Lake Rd (632 Otter Lake Rd and lower)
• Overlook Pl
• Page Rd
• Pine Ridge Rd
• Round lake Rd
• St Anne’s Rd
• Stepping Stones Rd
• Stepping Stones Cres
Please refer to mapping below and the interactive mapping on our website for clarification on your specific address.

The rain and cooler weather are helping with the fire containment efforts, but residents should still be prepared for quickly changing situations. Have an emergency plan and be prepared to leave your home or business with short notice. If you have not already done so, please review resources on our Emergency Information page regarding what to do to prepare for an evacuation and what to pack in your 72 hour grab and go bag.

Full press release can be found here.

The next scheduled update for the Township of Spallumcheen is on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 12:00 hrs.