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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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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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