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EOC Update 12


Waytk (Hello) members:

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

Our Response

Today, the EOC has been continuing work on evacuation planning including routes and reception centre necessities. The EOC has also been coordinating resources with external partners. The Splatsin EOC was activated on August 6 comprised of Splatsin staff and wildfire experts led by Tkwamipla7 Shawn Tronson who continue to prepare for potential wildfires in our area. For questions, contact the EOC at (250) 838-0775.

Wildfire Activity in our Area

Environment Canada is predicting hotter, drier, and winder conditions this week which is expected to increase fire activity. Splatsin is not currently under an immediate threat of fire. The closest fire is burning approximately 25 km from IR#1 Salmon River.

White Rock Lake K61884

An increase in smoke can be observed on the northern area closest to Splatsin this afternoon as crews are conducting planned ignitions to bring the fire to established control lines. Helicopters will be used to support crews as required. The fire has not crossed lines in the Paxton Valley area on the north flank of the fire.

  • Distance from Splatsin: approximately 25 km
  • Size: 58,000 hectares
  • Classification: Out of Control
  • # of wildland firefighters: 195
  • # of structure protection personnel: 119
  • # of helicopters: 15
  • # of air tankers: available
  • # of heavy equipment: 73

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

Two Mile Road K42078

There has been growth on the northeast corner and this area will be reassessed. Active fire behaviour is expected with the current weather forecast.

  • Distance from Splatsin: approximately 25 km
  • Size: 1,349 hectares
  • Classification: Out of Control
  • # of wildland firefighters: 27
  • # of heavy equipment: 17

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

Bunting Road K41561

There was increased fire activity yesterday, but this occurred within the control lines except for in the south. This area is being reassessed. Active fire behaviour is expected with the weather forecast.

  • Distance from Splatsin: approximately 31 km
  • Size: 4,733 hectares
  • Classification: Out of Control
  • # of wildland firefighters: 11
  • # of heavy equipment: 14

See details here: http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/OneFire.asp?ID=853

Momich Lake K21658

  • Distance from Splatsin: approximately 87 km
  • Size: 7,345 hectares
  • Classification: Out of Control
  • # of wildland firefighters: 37
  • # of heavy equipment: 66

Crazy Creek Gorge FSR K41769

  • Distance from Splatsin: approximately 60 km
  • Size: 3,586 hectares
  • Classification: Out of Control
  • # of wildland firefighters: 30
  • # of structure protection personnel: 16
  • # of heavy equipment: 8

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: 4

Evacuation Alerts and Evacuation Orders

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. 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. No areas of Splatsin are currently under an evacuation order. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) issued new evacuation alerts today for addresses in the southeast corner of CSRD Electoral Area D near IR1.

Alert map issued by the CSRD. IR#1 Salmon River remains under an evacuation alert.

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.

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