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Wildfires

Updates and information about Wildfires in the area

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Deadline Reminder January 31, 2024 - BC's 2023 Wildfire and Drought Recovery Initiative

B.C.’s producers now have access to additional help in recovering from the extraordinary expenses incurred as a result of drought and wildfires in 2023.

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EOC Level 1 closed

The Township of Spallumcheen has activated a level 1 EOC in response to the Baker FS Wildfire K42897 located near Kendry Creek within the boundaries of the Township of Spallumcheen, on August 22, 2023 at 07:50 hours. The EOC stood down and was closed on August 30 at 11:00 am. 

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Press Release 15 - Wildfire Declared Out and Thank You

The Baker FSR Wildfire K42897 located near Kendry Creek within the boundaries of the Township of Spallumcheen, was changed to a status of Declared Out on Sunday evening and the Township would like to thank everyone that worked tirelessly to ensure that this blaze was dealt with quickly and efficiently. “The people we have working on these fires are amazing,” states Mayor Christine Fraser. “BC wildfire crews worked tirelessly to keep us safe.” The Township would like...

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Wildfires in Central Okanagan

The Township of Spallumcheen Council would like to take this opportunity to commend the work of all those involved in fighting the wildfires in the Regional District Central Okanagan (RDCO). The RDCO Emergency Operations Centre has set a high standard and excellent model to follow for how an effective coordinated approach and clear and concise information sharing has been instrumental in their continued success in managing the fires within their borders. From everyone on the front lines to those...

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Press Release 14 - Wildfire update for 11:00 am

The Township of Spallumcheen has activated a level 1 EOC in response to the Baker FS Wildfire K42897 located near Kendry Creek within the boundaries of the Township of Spallumcheen, on August 22, 2023 at 07:50 hours. This wildfire is now considered Under Control. BC Wildfire crews remain onsite today continuing to work the fire. The Township Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) will remain active remotely throughout the weekend in an abundance of caution. We will be prepared to provide support...

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Press Release 13 - Wildfire now Under Control K42897

The Township of Spallumcheen has activated a level 1 EOC in response to the Baker FS Wildfire K42897 located near Kendry Creek within the boundaries of the Township of Spallumcheen, on August 22, 2023 at 07:50 hours. BC Wildfire has made significant progress today and has marked the status of the wildfire as Under Control. Crews were on scene today with 11 personnel on site this morning supported by 3 helicopters. The Township Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) will be standing down at 20:00...

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Press Release 12 - Wildfire K42897 now being held

The Township of Spallumcheen has activated a level 1 EOC in response to the Baker FS Wildfire K42897 located near Kendry Creek within the boundaries of the Township of Spallumcheen, on August 22, 2023 at 07:50 hours. BC Wildfire was able to change the status of the wildfire to being held. Crews remain on scene today with 11 personnel on site this morning supported by 3 helicopters. Communications will continue to be provided on the Township’s website at www.spallumcheentwp.bc.ca...

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Press Release 11 - Wildfire K42897

The Township of Spallumcheen has activated a level 1 EOC in response to the Baker FS Wildfire K42897 located near Kendry Creek within the boundaries of the Township of Spallumcheen, on August 22, 2023 at 07:50 hours. The Township Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has reopened for the day and will continue to monitor the fire status and provide support as needed. Communications will continue to be provided on the Township’s website at www.spallumcheentwp.bc.ca under News and...

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Press Release 10 - Wildfire Update 20:00 hrs

The Township of Spallumcheen has activated a level 1 EOC in response to the Baker FS Wildfire K42897 located near Kendry Creek within the boundaries of the Township of Spallumcheen, on August 22, 2023 at 07:50 hours. Due to the challenging terrain; helicopters have been shuttling in the firefighters to undertake ground attack along with arial helicopter support to battle this fire. Initially this morning, 4 attack crews were providing ground coverage supported by 2 helicopters. The...

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Press Release 9 - Wildfire Update K42897 for 1600 hrs

The Township of Spallumcheen has activated a level 1 EOC in response to the Baker FS Wildfire K42897 located near Kendry Creek, on August 22, 2023 at 07:50 hours. BC Wildfire crews remain on scene working the fire today. As of 4:00 pm BC Wildfire has reported no change in size or status of the fire. The Township Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is in operation today and will remain operational tonight remotely until 8 pm while continuing to monitor the fire and provide support as required.

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