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EOC Update 18


Waytk (Hello) members:

Due to continued lower temperatures and the recent rain, wildfire activity in our area remains much calmer than last week. Temperatures are expected to stay in the mid 20’s this week with a potential for rain this weekend. This favourable weather is giving crews time to re-establish guards and reassess the situation.

Our EOC worked today to assist OKIB evacuees with Emergency Support Services registration and coordinating with Quilakwa RV Park to provide spaces for those evacuees. Our team also met with the Enderby EOC team to increase coordination efforts and to share resources between our communities.

Our team continues to monitor the situation and plan for wildfires in our community. There will be an update again tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. before taking a break for the weekend, unless the situation worsens. This is to give some of our team members much-needed rest as they have been working every day since the EOC was activated on August 6. Daily updates will return on Monday.

IR #1 Salmon River remains under an Evacuation Alert until further notice. No areas of our reserves are on an Evacuation Order. Our EOC continues to actively monitor the situation and it is not the recommendation of our EOC or the BC Wildfire Service to upgrade the alert to an order at this time. Stay calm, but be prepared.

If you did not get a paper version of your area’s Evacuation Plan, you are welcome to pick one up at the Band Administration Office at 5775 Old Vernon Road, during the week between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. They are also available to download at the bottom of this update.

For questions, contact the Splatsin EOC:

  • EOC Incident Commander, Tkwamipla7 Shawn Tronson: (250) 309-8847
  • EOC Planner, Alex Hubert: (250) 540-9363

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


White Rock Lake K61884

This fire has grown to 81,139 hectares in size and is approximately 12 km from Splatsin.

  • As a result of current weather conditions, fire activity remained low throughout the fire perimeter. Suppression efforts continue on all flanks of the fire.
  • Today, in the area south of Glenemma, heavy equipment continues guard construction at Irish Creek, working westward, and from Cedar Creek working eastward. Firefighters are also working in the wildland-urban interface mopping up and extinguishing hot spots.
  • This fire remains the blaze with the most resources in the province, including 263 wildland firefighters, 143 structure protection personnel (20 remained on-site through the night), 16 helicopters, 17 danger tree assessors/fallers and 57 pieces of heavy equipment.

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

Two Mile Road K42078

This fire has grown to 2,499 hectares in size and is approximately 25 km from Splatsin.

  • Yesterday, crews reassessed the containment lines for the community of Swansea Point and focused on strengthening those lines.
  • On the northern flank of the fire, crews began tight-lining operations. This is where crews and heavy equipment work very close to the edge of the fire to extend containment lines wherever possible.
  • This fire area received 35-mm of rain from August 16 to 17. This has greatly reduced fire activity.

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

Bunting Road K41561

This fire is 4,734 hectares and is approximately 31 km from Splatsin.

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

Crazy Creek Gorge FSR K41769

This fire is 4,358 hectares and approximately 53 km from Splatsin.

See details here: http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/OneFire.asp?ID=866

Three Valley Lake K41807

This fire is 433 hectares and approximately 60 km from Splatsin.

See details here: http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/OneFire.asp?ID=861

Hunakwa Lake K41676

This fire is 3,601 hectares and approximately 65 km from Splatsin.

See details here: http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/OneFire.asp?ID=851

Momich Lake K21658

This fire is 16,534 hectares and approximately 73 km from Splatsin.

See details here: http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/OneFire.asp?ID=852

Be Prepared

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


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