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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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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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Press Release 2 - 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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Press Release 1 - 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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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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