News & Updates

EOC Update 15

Waytk (Hello) members:

We know the smoke has thickened and it has become dark in our community. This may be making you feel anxious. We can assure you that our EOC has been actively monitoring the situation. The EOC worked through the weekend, coordinating emergency social services with Emergency Management BC (EMBC), and attending weather briefings with the BC Wildfire Service and Environment Canada. Community personnel remain on standby to conduct patrols for windblown embers from the White Rock Lake Fire.

IR1 Salmon River remains on an Evacuation Alert until further notice. No areas of our reserves are on an Evacuation Order. Our EOC continues to actively monitor the situation as it is not the recommendation of our EOC or the BC Wildfire Service to upgrade the alert to an order at this time.

Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) has issued a new Evacuation Order for the northern areas of their reserve bordering IR1 Salmon River. Southwest of us, the Township of Spallumcheen has also issued an order. See the maps below for details. These orders do not apply to Splatsin.

If there is an identified risk to the well-being of our community, new Evacuation Alerts and Evacuation Orders will be issued. These changes would be communicated here, on social media, on our Public Alert System, and door-to-door delivery.

EOC Incident Commander, Tkwamipla7 Shawn Tronson, will be visiting homes in Lower Salmon River this evening to provide education about evacuation planning and to answer questions. For questions, contact the Splatsin EOC:

  • EOC Incident Commander, Tkwamipla7 Shawn Tronson: (250) 838-0775
  • EOC Planner, Alex Hubert: (250) 540-9363

Read below for a summary of updated information for fires in our area.

White Rock Lake K61884

Aggressive fire behaviour is currently being observed on the northeast flank north of Naswhito Creek where the fire has been spotted 2.5 km across Six Mile Creek. A five hectare fire has been detected northeast of Six Mile Creek and continuous extreme wildfire behaviour is expected over the coming hours.

  • Distance from Splatsin: approximately 23 km
  • Size: 62,273 hectares
  • Classification: Out of Control
  • # of wildland firefighters: 212
  • # of structure protection personnel: 143
  • # of helicopters: 16
  • # of air tankers: available
  • # of heavy equipment: 57

See details here:

Two Mile Road K42078

This fire is approximately 25 km from our community. 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:

Bunting Road K41561

This fire is approximately 31 km from our community. The Bunting Road (K41561) wildfire has merged with the Tsuius Creek (K41384) wildfire the total size is now mapped at 4,733 hectares.

See details here:

Momich Lake K21658

This fire is approximately 87 km from our community. The smoke did moderate the fire behaviour for this fire yesterday. There was rank 1 and 2 observed.

See details here:

Crazy Creek Gorge FSR K41769

This fire is approximately 60 km from out community. See details here:

Hunakwa Lake K41676

This fire is approximately 66 km from our community. See details here:

Three Valley Lake K41807

This fire is approximately 60 km from our community. See details here:

Be Prepared

Click the resource links below to be prepared in the event of an evacuation. Please stay calm, but alert. Monitor our website and social media pages for daily updates. Download the VoyentAlert app or register for text, voice message, or email updates here:

Wildfire Resources

Share This Article

© 2022 Splatsin

Designed, Developed and Hosted by Sproing Creative