EOC Update: Update Brenda Creek Wildfire in Electoral Area H

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The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre (RDOS EOC) continues to monitor the Brenda Creek wildfire, south of Brenda Mine, in the community of Headwaters in Electoral Area “H”, and the potential threat to life and property.

On July 14, 2021 at 11:30 pm, an Evacuation Alert was issued by the RDOS for 42 parcels (41 properties). On July 15, 2021 at 4:30 am, an Evacuation Order was issued for the same 42 parcels and a State of Local Emergency (SOLE) was issued by the RDOS. The EOC will continue working with BC Wildfire Service to provide updates.

Currently, the Brenda Creek wildfire is estimated at 400 hectares. At this time, the wildfire does not present imminent risk to structures. Contact the RDOS EOC at 250-490-4225 for more information.

In order to assist with BCWS crew operations, road closures are in effect at the following locations:

  • Intersection of Trout Creek Forest Service Road and Princeton-Summerland Road
  • Intersection of Headwaters Road and Brenda Mine Road
  • Intersection of Sunset Road and Highway 97C
Please respect traffic control operations and avoid camping or recreational activities in the area.   

  • All evacuees under Evacuation ORDER and ALERT are to register online with the Emergency Support Services (ESS) Evacuee Registration & Assistance (ERA) tool: ess.gov.bc.ca.
  • If you are an evacuee, please contact your insurance company to confirm your coverage.
  • If you are on vacation in the area, please return home.
  • Due to a shortage of hotel accommodations, please consider making arrangements to stay with family or friends if possible.
  • If you require services or other Emergency Support Services (ESS) information, please call 250-486-1890.
  • If you have pets or livestock that need to be cared for and billeted, please contact Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team (ALERT) for support: 250-809-7152.

Thank you to BC Wildfire Service, local fire departments, RCMP, Central Okanagan Search and Rescue, BC Ambulance, Interior Health, the City of Penticton and its Emergency Support Services volunteers as well as local and regional media. The RDOS understands this is a challenging time for residents, business owners and visitors. Your cooperation and understanding is appreciated.


Karla Kozakevich, Chair                                                           Bob Coyne, Area “H” Director
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen                       Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen