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EOC Update 21

Waytk (Hello) members:

You may notice heavy smoke today as the BC Wildfire Service conducts a small ignition in preparation on the northeast flank of the White Rock Lake Fire south of Irish Creek. This is in preparation for a large-scale 3,000-hectare ignition planned for as early as Wednesday. This is a controlled tactic to gain control of the fire while maintaining an appropriate safety margin for firefighters. Due to the smoke, it is recommended that elders and people with health issues stay indoors over the next couple of days.

The Splatsin EOC remains continues to monitor the situation and meet with the BC Wildfire Service and Emergency Management BC daily. At this time, the majority of planning and preparedness has been completed by our team. 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.

Photo of today’s planned ignition courtesy of Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB).

For questions, contact the Splatsin EOC:

  • EOC Incident Commander, Tkwamipla7 Shawn Tronson: (250) 309-8847

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

White Rock Lake K61884

This fire remains at 80,951 hectares in size and is approximately 12 km from Splatsin.

  • The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is reporting fire activity as minimal along the south, west, and northern flanks, which include the CSRD-affected areas.
  • Cool temperatures and precipitation in some areas of the fire are helping to reduce fire spread. Gusty winds may increase fire behaviour and create more visible smoke.
  • On the northeast flank, south of Glenemma, heavy equipment continues to construct the guard from Irish Creek to Six Mile Creek. This control line will be completed by the end of the day tomorrow.
  • A unit crew continues work on a contingency fuel-free buffer zone from the west side of Pinaus Lake working south towards established containment lines.

See details here:

Two Mile Road K42078

This fire remains at 2,499 hectares in size and is approximately 25 km from Splatsin.

  • Today, BCWS crews will continue working on spots above the Skyline FSR. Some spots will be monitored due to the significant number of danger trees.
  • On the north flank, crews are making good progress working on spots at the head of the fire. The spots that they are currently working to extinguish are burning in steep gullies. Fire crews working to keep the fire from spreading into the Yard Creek drainage.

See details here:

Bunting Road K41561

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

See details here:

Crazy Creek Gorge FSR K41769

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

See details here:

Momich Lake K21658

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

See details here:

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