Fire shows slower growth to the north and remains active to the south
August 19, 2023 @ 1700 hrs
The fire today is showing slow growth on the northern flank. Fire activity continues to be high on the southern flank. Central Okanagan Regional District (CORD) today had an opportunity to fly over and reassess the situation. Further information will be forthcoming tomorrow.
Helicopters are attacking a fire that is burning near the 3400 block of Westside Road, which is the northernmost point of the fire.
As reported previously, now is a good time to get your evacuation kit and your grab-and-go bag. Information on items to include is available here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-management/preparedbc/build-an- emergency-kit-and-grab-and-go-bag
We are asking OKIB members who live at Duck Lake to contact our EOC and provide contact information for yourself and your relatives who live there. Text or call 250-309-2458, or email [email protected] to register. This is a precautionary measure, so that we can reach out to you if necessary. Members should be aware that if an evacuation alert is issued, it will come from CORD, not OKIB.
Mental Health and Wellness support is available for members who would like to talk to a counsellor. Call the OKIB Mental Wellness intake and referral line at 250-241-4741. More information is available on our website at https://okib.ca/news/call-if-you-need-to-talk
Please FireSmart your home. Clean up leaves and needles, trim bushes back from your house, move firewood away from structures. Ensure there are no flammable objects around your home. More information to FireSmart your home is located at: https://firesmartbc.ca/
Our EOC team is constantly monitoring the fire for changes that may affect OKIB members. Please continue to follow us for updates:
- Website – www.okib.ca
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- App for members
OKIB provides updates on the fire daily at approximately 1100 hrs and 1700 hrs following our briefings with BC Wildfire Service; and at other times throughout the day whenever updated information is available.
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