EOC Update: Keremeos Creek wildfire (K50863) August 5, 2022, 12:30 pm

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

The EOC is reminding residents and property owners that it is not too late to FireSmart your property. Taking steps now to reduce the fuel on your property is an effective way of protecting your home from a wildfire. Heavy water use can also negatively impact smaller water systems and could hinder firefighting efforts. Please don’t leave sprinklers running at your property. 

For further information, please visit https://firesmart.rdos.bc.ca/ or contact RDOS FireSmart Coordinator Kerry Riess at 250-490-4225.

Electoral Areas G and I, and Village of Keremeos at this time:

Evacuation Order: 547 properties

Evacuation Alert: 1,050 properties

Please check the interactive map to confirm whether your property is on Evacuation Order or Alert: Interactive Map | Emergency Operations Centre (rdos.bc.ca) (Click on the magnifying glass top right and enter your property address. Please call the EOC if you have questions: 250-490-4225

If you are in an area on Evacuation Alert, you must be prepared to leave on short notice. Please maintain situational awareness by monitoring BC Wildfire Service and RDOS websites and social media channels. 

Click here to learn what to do when an Evacuation Alerts or Orders are issued.

ESS registrations as of August 4, 2022, 11:00 pm: 361

Emergency Support Services (ESS): 250-328-8749

Evacuee Registration & Assistance (ERA): ess.gov.bc.ca

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.

  • Hours for August 5, 2022: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • If you need transportation assistance, please call 250-490-4225
  • If you have insurance, please check with your provider 

ALERT(Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team: 250-809-7152

Video Update
Visit the RDOS YouTube channel to view the latest video update on the Keremeos Creek wildfire.

Current Evacuation Alerts and Orders in Electoral Areas “G” and “I”, and Village of Keremeos

August 4, 2022

August 3, 2022

  • Evacuation Alert Grand Oro Road in Electoral Areas G and I, and two properties on Highway 3A (714 and 760 Hwy 3A)

August 1, 2022

July 30, 2022

July 29, 2022

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, please call 9-1-1.

Issued by EOC Director