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EOC Update 11


Waytk (Hello) members:

IR#1 Salmon River remains under an Evacuation Alert until Friday, August 13 at 11:59 p.m. These updates are published daily at 4:30 p.m. by the Splatsin Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).

Wildfire Activity

Environment Canada is predicting hotter, drier, and winder conditions this week which is expected to increase fire activity. The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is prioritizing keeping Initial Attack crews in the area ready to deal with flare-ups and new starts.

White Rock Lake K61884

This fire remains the biggest threat to Splatsin although it is still 25 km away. The fire has not grown outside its control lines in the Paxton Valley area. Structure protection teams have completed assessments on structures on the north and west sides of the fire and sprinklers have been installed on recommended properties in the Falkland, Westwold and Pinaus Lake areas

  • Distance from Splatsin: approximately 25 km
  • Size: 56,500 hectares
  • Classification: Out of Control
  • # of wildland firefighters: 163
  • # of structure protection personnel: 138
  • # of helicopters: 14
  • # of air tankers: available
  • # of heavy equipment: 53

See details here: http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/OneFire.asp?ID=855

Two Mile Road  K42078

  • Distance from Splatsin: approximately 25 km
  • Size: 1,389 hectares
  • Classification: Out of Control
  • # of wildland firefighters: 45
  • # of heavy equipment: 17

See details here: http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/OneFire.asp?ID=862

Bunting Road K41561

  • Distance from Splatsin: approximately 31 km
  • Size: 4,733 hectares
  • Classification: Out of Control
  • # of wildland firefighters: 23
  • # of heavy equipment: 14

Momich Lake K21658

  • Distance from Splatsin: approximately 87 km
  • Size: 7,346 hectares
  • Classification: Out of Control
  • # of wildland firefighters: 37
  • # of heavy equipment: 66
  • # of structure protection personnel: 8

Crazy Creek Gorge FSR K41769

  • Distance from Splatsin: approximately 60 km
  • Size: 3,586 hectares
  • Classification: Out of Control
  • # of wildland firefighters: 29
  • # of structure protection personnel: 16
  • # of heavy equipment: 6

Hunakwa Lake K41676

  • Distance from Splatsin: approximately 66 km
  • Size: 3,355 hectares
  • Classification: Out of Control
  • # of wildland firefighters: 13
  • # of heavy equipment: 8

Three Valley Lake K41807

  • Distance from Splatsin: approximately 60 km
  • Size: 433 hectares
  • Classification: Out of Control
  • # of wildland firefighters: 7

Our Response

Today, the Splatsin Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) was busy coordinating resources for emergency support services to be prepared in the event of an Evacuation Order. Team members attended multiple information-sharing meetings with Emergency Management BC (EMBC) and the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS). Work continues on evacuation planning, communications planning, and creating policies and procedures for the EOC.

Structure protection crews continue to work in IR#1 Salmon River gathering insight and protecting properties using FireSmart best practices. For questions about protecting your property, call Joe at (250) 803-2384.

The Splatsin EOC was activated on August 6 comprised of Splatsin staff and wildfire experts who continue to prepare for potential wildfires in our area.

Evacuation Alert

IR#1 Salmon River remains under an Evacuation Alert until Friday, August 13 at 11:59 p.m. based on the recommendations of Splatsin’s EOC. This is despite Evacuation Alerts being rescinded around us. An Evacuation Alert means that all residents of the affected area are on standby and should be ready to evacuate quickly if upgraded to an Evacuation Order.

Be Prepared

Click the resource links below to be prepared. It is never too early to start preparing as hot and dry conditions are forecasted.

Register for our new Public Alert System today to receive emergency updates directly to your smartphone, or via voice message, text, or email. This is the most effective way to receive updates from Splatsin. Register before August 15 at be entered to win 1 of 3 prizes valued at $800.


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