EOC Update: drive carefully as fire crews active

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Apex Mountain Resort and a portion of Green Mountain Road remain on Evacuation Order. Some structural protection equipment remains in place at Apex, and residents are asked to stay out of the Evacuation Order areas. An Evacuation Alert remains in place for selected properties along Highway 3A from Twin Lakes to Olalla.

To confirm whether your property is on Evacuation Alert or Order, please visit the interactive map: emergency.rdos.bc.ca

Increased RCMP Enforcement
Road restrictions and active flagging operations are in place on Highway 3 south of Cawston due to a new wildfire. Highway 3A is now open to all traffic with speed restrictions and the potential for temporary closures as required by fire officials. RCMP members are active along highways 3 and 3A. Smoke may reduce visibility and drivers are asked to slow down, drive carefully, and watch for crews and equipment. 

Firefighters are active along Highway 3A and Highway 3, monitoring wildfires and protecting homes.

For updates on road closures and restrictions, please with DriveBC or call 1-800-550-4997.

Emergency Support Services (ESS) Reception Centres: August 12, 2022
Penticton: 120 Green Ave –
Keremeos: Victory Hall –

The EOC is hosting an electronic video update to provide information about the Keremeos Creek wildfire on Friday, August 12, 2022, at 2:00 pm.

Watch the electronic video update on the RDOS YouTube channel.

Disaster Psychosocial Services Program: 1-888-686-3022

Voyent Alert! Notificationsr 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 Director of RDOS EOC.