EOC Update: Crater Creek (K52125), Upper Park Rill Creek (K52813) wildfires Friday, August 18, 2023, 1:15 pm

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BC Wildfire – Crater Creek (K52125)

  • Evacuation Alert: 189 properties
  • Evacuation Order: 19 properties

BC Wildfire – Upper Park Rill Creek (K52813)

  • Evacuation Orders:

Electoral Area “I”: 64

Electoral Area “G”: 19

Electoral Area C”: 174


  • Evacuation Alerts:

Electoral Area “I”: 22

Electoral Area “G”: 1

Electoral Area “C”: 223

You can find a complete list of addresses on Evacuation Alert and Order at emergency.rdos.bc.ca or enter your address in the Interactive Map.

If you have questions about evacuees or potential structure loss, please call the RDOS Emergency Operations Centre at 250-490-4225.

Please conserve water
Please turn off all domestic and agricultural irrigation to conserve water.

Watering from residential hoses is not an effective way to reduce fire risk on your property

Emergency Reception Centre
An Emergency Reception Centre is open at 199 Ellis Street in Penticton to provide Emergency Support Services (ESS) to those in need.

If you are on Evacuation ORDER, please consider making arrangements to stay with family or friends.

Residents under Evacuation Order can call 250-486-1890 for ESS Services. If you are on an Evacuation Alert or Order, or if you have been displaced from your home due to an emergency, please self-register for ESS. Evacuee Registration & Assistance (ERA): ess.gov.bc.ca

Video Update

The RDOS EOC is hosting a video update on Friday, August 18, 2023, at 2:00 pm. Video updates are available on the RDOS YouTube channel. Please monitor RDOS web and social media channels for the latest updates.

Residents, property owners, and visitors should continue to monitor official information sources for the latest updates.

Weather and wildfire conditions can change quickly. Please take time now to create a preparedness plan for your family or business in case an Evacuation Alert or Order is issued.

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre (RDOS EOC) is recommending residents and property owners in the Similkameen and across the Regional District, take the following steps:

What to do when an Evacuation Alert is issued

What to do when an Evacuation Order is issued

Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team
If you are in an area under an Evacuation Alert, please make arrangements to relocate animals or livestock. Contact ALERT (Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team) for assistance: 250-809-7152.

Wildfire Smoke and Your Health
Interior Health Authority is reminding residents and visitors of the health concerns due to wildfire smoke. Please click the link below for more information.

How to protect yourself from wildfire smoke (interiorhealth.ca)

Checkpoint on Ashnola Road
Checkpoints have been set up along Ashnola Road in conjunction with the Lower Similkameen Indian Band (LSIB). Please avoid the Red Bridge area. Motorists along Highway 3 are asked to drive with caution and avoid stopping.

VOYENT ALERT! Notifications
Click here to register for routine and emergency notifications via email, text, or telephone. You can also find a link to Voyent Alert! on the RDOS website: www.rdos.bc.ca. For further information, please call the EOC at 250-490-4225. In the case of an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Issued by EOC Director