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Wildfires

Updates and information about Wildfires in the area

White Rock Lake Wildfire Update

The Township of Spallumcheen and the Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department continue to monitor the wildfire located west of the Township identified as the White Rock Lake Fire under BC Wildfire # K61884.

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Level 1 Emergency Operation Centre Activated - White Rock Lake Wildfire

As the White Rock Lake Fire east of Spallumcheen continues to be a fire of note, Spallumcheen is asking residents to be aware of the fire and prepare for the possibility that an evacuation alert may be issued in the west portion of Spallumcheen.

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Greenhow Rd Wildfire - Emergency Operation Centre Deactivated

The Township of Spallumcheen has deactivated the Emergency Operation Centre related to the Greenhow Rd Wildfire at 11:00 hours on Friday, July 30, 2021. The event has been determined concluded by the Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Chief who has confirmed the fire as “out”.  Though this fire is no longer a threat it continues to be a very hot dry summer and the Township of Spallumcheen asks residents and visitors to be fire smart including to remember that there is a campfire ban...

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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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Regional District of North Okanagan Shares Information for Isolated Communities During Wildfire Season

The 2021 wildfire season is upon us, and the Regional District of North Okanagan is sharing information and tips for people that live in remote, isolated communities in the region. Communities away from city centres can pose unique challenges, and rural residents have some unique considerations to prepare themselves.  Please visit rdno.ca for further information.

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Interior Health Wildfire Preparations and Readiness

Interior Health Wildfire Preparations and Readiness

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An Accommodation Plan can Support Communities Under Evacuation

Emergency Management BC is asking people in wildfire-affected communities to plan their accommodations, in the event of an evacuation order, in advance to help ensure capacity for evacuees who need hotel rooms. If possible, the best option would be to arrange to stay with family or friends, so commercial accommodations have capacity for evacuees who have no other option. Please visit the Emergency Management website for up to date information and resources.

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Get Prepared for Wildfires

On average there are more than 1,600 wildfires in British Columbia every year. They can have ecological benefits to the landscape, but can also threaten homes, businesses and vital infrastructure. If you live in an area at risk of a wildfire , there are a number of activities you can complete to prepare for one.  Learn more here. Wildfire Preparedness Guide  

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Minister's Statement on Wildfires

Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, has issued a statement  on the current wildfire situation in British Columbia. Please visit the Government of BC's website for all the details.

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