EOC Update: Eagle Bluff wildfire (K52318) Sunday, July 30, 2023, 4:00 pm

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BC Wildfire Service information

BC Wildfire – Eagle Bluff

Video update
The RDOS EOC is hosting a video update from Sunday, July 30, 2023, at 1:00 pm on the RDOS YouTube channel. The next video update is scheduled for Monday, July 31, 2023 at 1:00 pm.  https://www.youtube.com/@OkanaganSimilkameen

Evacuation ORDERS and ALERTS
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 Highway 97 and Highway 3, west and north along Highway 3.

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.

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

An ESS Reception Centre activated at the Oliver Community Centre located at 6359 Park Dr. in Oliver will close at 5 pm Sunday July 30, 2023. Approximately 132 individuals registered at the Oliver Reception Centre as of noon on Sunday July 30th.

Unless the situation changes, the Reception Centre is presently not scheduled to reopen Monday, July 31, 2023. Residents under an Evacuation ORDER can call 250-486-1890 to be linked to ESS supports. 

Keogan Sports Park in Okanagan Falls
The southern half of Keogan Park in Okanagan Falls (Electoral Area “D”) will be used as a camp for BC Wildfire starting Monday July 31, 2023. Park users will be restricted to the northern portion of the park.

Contact parks@rdos.bc.ca or call 250-492-0237 for more information.

Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team
If you are in an area under an Evacuation Alert, please make arrangements to relocate animals or livestock. Contact ALERT (Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team for assistance: 250-809-7152

ALERT is presently supporting 21 horses, 3 cats, and 2 alpacas. They are providing lots of food and cat litter for evacuees.

Watercraft and Drones
Watercraft can create safety issues from helicopters and planes accessing water from lakes. Drones are not permitted to be flown near an active wildfire as they pose a risk to low flying aircraft. Residents and visitors are asked to be aware and not interfere with fire fighting efforts.

For the latest updates on local Highways visit DriveBC.

Water Conservation:
The Town of Osoyoos thanks the Osoyoos Golf Club and Desert Park for working with the Town of Osoyoos in irrigating their facilities with effluent (non-potable) water.

We also want to encourage our residents and businesses to conserve water. We need to ensure there is water available for those who need it and that we have water available for fire suppression. Some Town-owned parks and facilities are not on the Town’s domestic water system, have their own water sources, and do not affect the Town’s reservoir levels. We want to thank everyone for their continued support as we all work together to ensure that we have water available.

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