EOC Update: Keremeos Creek wildfire (K50863) August 1, 2022, 5:15 pm

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The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre (RDOS EOC) has issued the following Evacuation Alerts and Orders due to the Keremeos Creek wildfire.

Electoral Areas G and I

Evacuation Orders: 324 properties

Evacuation Alerts: 438 properties

August 1, 2022

July 30, 2022

July 29, 2022

Important Notes:

If you are in an area under Evacuation Alert, please make arrangements to relocate animals or livestock.

Contact ALERT (Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team) for assistance: 250-809-7152

The RDOS is aware of volatile wildfire conditions, which are visible from properties in the Keremeos Area, including Olalla. If conditions become worse or threaten homes, BC Wildfire Service will make recommendations to expand Evacuation Alert or Order areas.

Please maintain situational awareness by monitoring BC Wildfire Service and RDOS websites and social media channels.  

For information about the Keremeos Creek Wildfire, please visit BCWildfire.ca.

For the latest updates on Evacuation Alerts and Orders, please visit emergency.rdos.bc.ca.

Emergency Support Services (ESS): 250-486-1890

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

A reception centre is set up at Princess Margaret Secondary, 120 Green Ave., Penticton if you require immediate assistance.

  • Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Tuesday, August 2, 2022)
  • Due to a shortage of commercial/hotel accommodation, consider arranging to stay with family or friends if possible.
  • Take pets with you.
  • If you need transportation assistance, please call 250-490-4231.
  • If you have insurance, check with your provider.

Click here to learn what to do when an Evacuation Alert or Order is issued.

Video Update
Visit the RDOS YouTube channel to view the update recorded on Monday, August 1, 2022, 2:00 pm.

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

K50863 08012022 1600 Orders and Alerts