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EOC Update 14


Waytk (Hello) members:

We have deployed a number of staff to conduct patrols within IR1 Salmon River to check for hot spots and new fires. You may notice Splatsin Development Corporation vehicles patrolling your area. This is a safety measure to keep our lands safe while fires continue to burn throughout Secwepemculew and the Okanagan.

Today, Tkwamipla7 Theresa William and staff are delivering the IR1 Evacuation Plan door-to-door. This is also available on the website here: [LINK]. An IR2 Evacuation Plan will be published if necessary.

For questions, contact the Splatsin EOC at (250) 838-0775. Read below for a summary of updated information for fires in our area.

White Rock Lake K61884

Smoke limited visibility today meaning helicopters were grounded for most of the day. As a result, ignition operations were mainly completed on the ground by hand. Despite this impact to aerial operations, the smoke and haze resulted in lower fire behavioiur on site. Ground crews were able to successfully continue to mop up from yesterdays planned ignitions on the northern flank of the fire.

  • Distance from Splatsin: approximately 25 km
  • Size: 58,000 hectares
  • Classification: Out of Control
  • # of wildland firefighters: 194
  • # of structure protection personnel: 143
  • # of helicopters: 15
  • # of air tankers: available
  • # of heavy equipment: 45

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

Two Mile Road K42078

The smoke did moderate the weather conditions resulting in lower fire behavior yesterday. There continues to be higher fire behaviour in the southwest. There was no aircraft working this fire yesterday due to smoke. The smoke is expected to lift this afternoon.

  • Distance from Splatsin: approximately 25 km
  • Size: 1,542 hectares
  • Classification: Out of Control
  • # of wildland firefighters: 58
  • # of heavy equipment: 18

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

Bunting Road K41561

A small scale planned ignition on the westside between establish guards east of Mabel Lake, south of Torrent Creek and north of Mable Smyth Road may occur today. Smoke will be visible from this area. 

  • Distance from Splatsin: approximately 31 km
  • Size: 4,733 hectares
  • Classification: Out of Control
  • # of wildland firefighters: 16
  • # 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: 16,534 hectares
  • Classification: Out of Control
  • # of wildland firefighters: 31
  • # of heavy equipment: 38

Crazy Creek Gorge FSR K41769

  • Distance from Splatsin: approximately 60 km
  • Size: 3,942 hectares
  • Classification: Out of Control
  • # of wildland firefighters: 31
  • # of structure protection personnel: 15
  • # of heavy equipment: 8

Hunakwa Lake K41676

  • Distance from Splatsin: approximately 66 km
  • Size: 3,355 hectares
  • Classification: Out of Control
  • # of wildland firefighters: 14
  • # of heavy equipment: 4

Three Valley Lake K41807

  • Distance from Splatsin: approximately 60 km
  • Size: 433 hectares
  • Classification: Out of Control
  • # of wildland firefighters: 12

There is a new fire 5 km west of Hunters Creek and is currently 1 hectare in size. We will provide more information as soon as it’s available.

Evacuation Alerts and Evacuation Orders

IR#1 Salmon River remains under an Evacuation alert until further notice 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.

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