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Wildfires

Updates and information about Wildfires in the area

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Wildfire activity in BC anticipated to extend into September

The Province of BC warns that British Columbians should remain alert to the threat of wildfires as conditions remain warm and dry throughout September. Seasonal and above-seasonal temperatures forecast for September mean that wildfire risk remains a concern throughout the province. New wildfire starts are anticipated, however, the BC Wildfire Service has adequate resources and is prepared to activate additional resources if required. As of Aug. 31, 2022, there were 182 active wildfires in...

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Press Release 6 - Vlem Creek Wildfire Emergency Operation Centre now closed

The Township of Spallumcheen activated a Level #1 Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) at 08:00 hours on Saturday, August 20, 2022 due to a Wildfire located east of the Township of Spallumcheen boundary identified as the Vlem Creek Fire under BC Wildfire # K41616. The Vlem Creek fire has been successfully dealt with by the BC Wildfire Service and the Township of Spallumcheen Emergency Operation Centre is now closed. The Township encourages all residents and businesses to be prepared for...

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Press Release 5 - Vlem Creek Update

The Township of Spallumcheen activated a Level #1 Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) at 08:00 hours on Saturday, August 20, 2022 due to a Wildfire located east of the Township of Spallumcheen boundary identified as the Vlem Creek Fire under BC Wildfire # K41616. The status of the Vlem Creek fire remains Under Control. BC Wildfire crew and equipment remain onsite to manage the fire.  The Township encourages all residents and businesses to be prepared for emergency situations. Our website...

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Press Release 4 - Vlem Creek Wildfire update

The Township of Spallumcheen activated a Level #1 Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) at 08:00 hours on Saturday, August 20, 2022 due to a Wildfire located east of the Township of Spallumcheen boundary identified as the Vlem Creek Fire under BC Wildfire # K41616. As of this morning, BC Wildfire has changed the status of the Vlem Creek fire to Under Control. The Township of Spallumcheen would like to thank the BC Wildfire crews and our local fire department for their quick response and excellent...

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Press Release 3 - Vlem Creek Wildfire Update

As of 9:00 am this morning, BC Wildfire has changed the status of the Vlem Creek fire to Being Held. Crews and equipment remain on site and BC Wildfire is not anticipating any further growth of the fire at this time. The next update will be issued by the Township at 13:00 hrs, Monday, August 21, 2022.  Full Press Release available here 

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Press Release #2 - EOC Level #1 Activated - Vlem Creek Wildfire

Local Wildfire UPDATE - Vlem Creek Wildfire (K41616). The next update will be provided on Sunday, August 21, 2022 at approximately 13:00 hours.

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Press Release 1 - EOC activated - Vlem Creek Wildfire

LOCAL WILDFIRE – VLEM CREEK WILDFIRE (K41616) The Township of Spallumcheen has activated a Level #1 Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) at 08:00 hours on Saturday, August 20, 2022 due to a Wildfire located east of the Township of Spallumcheen identified as the Vlem Creek Fire under BC Wildfire # K41616. The Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department is further assessing the situation with BC Wildfire and Township staff. BC Wildfire is actively working at the site and the fire is currently...

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Be prepared for risk of wildfires over the long weekend

The Province of BC and BC Wildfire Service are warning that sustained high temperatures throughout British Columbia this week are increasing the potential for wildfires. Residents, travelers and campers should: be prepared for the potential of wildfire, be prepared for heat, have an emergency plan, and stay informed as conditions change. The BC Wildfire Service is closely monitoring these changing conditions and making necessary preparations with strategic...

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Backcountry road closures to aid wildlife recovery

Backcountry Road Closures

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Wildfire Preparedness - how to get ready

The Township of Spallumcheen staff and the Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department continue to monitor fires in our area that could pose a potential threat to Spallumcheen residents or property. As fires move closer, BC Wildfire will make the determination if an Evacuation Alert needs to be ordered for properties in Spallumcheen.  An Evacuation Alert is not a request to leave your property.  It is a notification that you should  be ready to leave the property for an extended...

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