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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.
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.
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.
See details here: http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/OneFire.asp?ID=853
Momich Lake K21658
Crazy Creek Gorge FSR K41769
Hunakwa Lake K41676
Three Valley Lake K41807
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 This is despite evacuation alerts being rescinded around us.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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