EOC Update: Eagle Bluff wildfire (K52318) Sunday, July 30, 2023, 1:30 am

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INFORMATION RELEASE                                                                                                         

BC Wildfire Service has renamed the Lone Pine Creek wildfire (K52318) the Eagle Bluff wildfire. Washington State Department of Natural Resources

The next update is scheduled at 10:00 am on Sunday, July 30, 2023. In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1.

 Evacuation ORDER

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre (RDOS EOC) and the Town of Osoyoos EOC have issued an Evacuation ORDER for 732 properties in Electoral Area “A” and the Town of Osoyoos due to the Eagle Bluff wildfire (K52318). The ORDER covers the area north of the Canada/U.S. border to the intersection of Hwy #97 and Hwy #3, west and north along Hwy #3.

Evacuation ALERT
The Regional District and the Town of Osoyoos EOC have issued an Evacuation ALERT for 2,094 properties in Electoral Area "A", "B" and "C" and the Town of Osoyoos, effective Saturday, July 29, 2023, at 11:30 pm due to the Eagle Bluff wildfire (K52318).

Evacuation ORDER: 732 properties

Evacuation ALERT: 2,094 properties

Declaration of State of Local Emergency
With the power authorized under Section 12 (1) of the Emergency Program Act (RS, 1996, Chap 111) it is now declared that a state of local emergency exists in the RDOS for all of Electoral Area “A” and “B”. The State of Local Emergency commences immediately on July 29, 2023, to remain in force for seven days until date August 5, 2023, at midnight unless revoked by order of Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen or the Minister responsible.

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

An ESS reception centre has been activated at the Oliver Community Centre located at 6359 Park Dr. in Oliver. Please visit the reception if you require supports. If you can stay with family or friends in the region, please do so. 

What to do when and Evacuation ORDER is issued?

What to do when an Evacuation ALERT is issued?

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

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

For information about the Eagle Bluff wildfire, please visit BCWildfire.ca.

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

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