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EOC Update 19


Waytk (Hello) members:

The Evacuation Alert for IR #1 Salmon River remains unchanged. Our EOC continues to actively monitor the situation and it is not the recommendation of our EOC or the BC Wildfire Service to upgrade or downgrade the alert at this time.

The White Rock Lake Fire remains the closest and largest fire burning in the province. Suppression efforts continue on all flanks of the fire. Yesterday, rank 1 and 2 fire behaviour was observed on most flanks. Air support will continue to support ground crews. On the northeast flank, which is closest to IR #1, heavy equipment continues to construct guard from Irish Creek, working westward, and from Cedar Creek working eastward.

Today, the EOC met with Emergency Management BC and the BC Wildfire Service to gain a broader understanding of the fire situation in our area. Please note that we are taking a break from providing these updates until Monday at 4:30 p.m. while fire activity remains relatively calm. This is an effort to give some EOC team members a rest after working without days off since August 2.

For questions, contact the Splatsin EOC:

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

COVID-19 and Evacuations

If you have been directed to self-isolate and are evacuated, please contact the Interior Health communicable disease unit who initially contacted you following your COVID-19 test. The Emergency Support Services (ESS) can also help you contact Interior Health if your COVID-19 test results were received in the last 24-48 hours and you have not heard from the communicable disease unit: 1-800-585-9559.

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.

  • Since the wind event on August 15, objectives have been re-established and suppression efforts continue on all flanks of the wildfire.
  • Yesterday, rank 1 and rank 2 fire behaviour was observed on most flanks.
  • The most active area of the fire yesterday was along Westside Road, north of Fintry Park where current drought conditions are already causing fuels to dry out again.
  • Air support will continue to support ground crews with suppression activities throughout the day today.

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, the containment line from the Skyline FSR to Hummingbird Creek was completed around the area of the growth from two nights ago.
  • Today, BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) crews will be working above the Skyline FSR to extinguish several hot spots.
  • The contingency guard has been completed for the Swansea Point community. On the north flank of the fire, crews and heavy equipment continue to extend the containment line.

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


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