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Press Release 9 - Township of Spallumcheen Wildfire Update for Tuesday, August 10, 2021 15:00 hours

The Township of Spallumcheen RESCINDED the Evacuation Alert for the whole municipality on Monday, August 9, 2021 at 14:30 hrs. For August 10, 2021, BC Wildfire Service is reporting that the fire has seen no significant growth.

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Press Release 8 - Evacuation Alert RESCINDED for Township of Spallumcheen Monday, August 9, 2021 14:30 hours

BC Wildfire Service is reporting that, though the White Rock Lake fire remains active and fire behaviour can change quickly, there have been some good gains with increased humidity, cooler temperatures and the hard work from the fire crews. Based on the recommendations from BC Wildfire Service and the Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Chief, the Township of Spallumcheen is rescinding the Evacuation Alert for the entire Township. We would like to stress that the White Rock Lake fire is not out and...

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Township of Spallumcheen Alert Update for Monday, August 9, 2021 14:00 hours

Township staff is currently reviewing recommendations and information from BC Wildfire.  The fire continues to trend toward decreased fire behaviours  with gains being made due to lower temperatures, high humidity and the hard work of firefighters and staff of BC Wildfire. The Township will post a further update at 14:30 today. 

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Township of Spallumcheen Alert Update for Monday, August 9, 2021 10:00 hours

Emergency Operation Centre staff for the Township of Spallumcheen will continue to work on pre-planning activities for the community throughout the day. Last evening, a skimmer group was able to work the southeast portion of the fire in the Westside Road area. With the current weather conditions, the fire saw no significant growth in size or direction on August 8th.  The Township remains on Evacuation Alert out of an abundance of caution. The next scheduled update will be provided at...

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Township of Spallumcheen Alert Update for Sunday, August 8, 2021 09:30 hours

Emergency Operation Centre staff for the Township continues to work with BC Wildfire and Emergency Management BC staff.  We would like to thank our residents for remaining calm and being prepared. At this time the Township is on an Evacuation alert.  This alert remains on due to an abundance of caution.  The large size of Spallumcheen presents challenges when we have an aggressive wildfire close by and we want to ensure our residents are prepared and that we are working to...

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Press Release 7 - Township of Spallumcheen Alert Update for Saturday, August 7, 2021 15:30 hours

The White Rock Lake fire remains very active along all fronts. At 19:00 hrs on Friday, August 6, 2021 the Township of Spallumcheen in an abundance of caution issued an evacuation alert for the entire Township. After calls today with BC Wildfire and Emergency Management BC, the Township remains on an evacuation alert. The primary reasoning we remain on alert, is due to the size of our municipality with some challenging and remote terrain as well as the number of large agricultural producers...

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Press Release 6 - Township of Spallumcheen Alert Update for Friday, August 6, 2021 21:30 hours

At 19:00 hrs the Township of Spallumcheen issued an evacuation alert for the entire Township. Our local fire department along with staff are closely working with BC Wildfire Service and Emergency Management BC regarding this fire. We have issued this alert due to strong winds and increasingly aggressive fire behaviour which can cause ember showers. We ask residents to be diligent in watching for embers and spot fires caused by embers. At this time, the Township is encouraging residents to ensure...

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Evacuation Alert Issued for Township of Spallumcheen Friday, August 6, 2021 19:00 hours

Based upon advice from Emergency Management BC the Township of Spallumcheen and the City of Armstrong has issued an Evacuation Alert for their communities.   An Evacuation Alert has been issued to prepare you to evacuate your premises or property should it be found necessary. Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to evacuation; however you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions. WHAT YOU SHOULD DO: Locate all family members and...

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Township of Spallumcheen Wildfire Update for Friday, August 6, 2021 17:00 hours

The Township of Spallumcheen is currently awaiting updated mapping for recommended evacuation alert areas from Emergency Management BC.  As soon as we have updated information regarding any alerts that may impact Spallumcheen properties we will release it through our website and local media.   As always we ask residents to be prepared and have an emergency plan in place for their family and property. 

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Press Release 5 - Township of Spallumcheen Wildfire Update for Friday, August 6, 2021 14:00 hours

We are closely working with BC Wildfire Service and Emergency Management BC regarding this fire and are assessing the need for possible evacuation alerts within Spallumcheen.

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