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General OKIB Emergency Operations Center Update

Posted On August 29, 2023

General OKIB Emergency Operations Center Update

August 29th, 2023 @ 1300hrs

Good Afternoon Members

The Okanagan Indian Band Emergency Operations Center continues to monitor the ongoing situation with wildfires in the vicinity. Emergency Operations Monitoring will be slowly tapering off with today’s update being the final scheduled update from the OKIB Emergency Operations Center. Additional updates may be released if needed.

Conditions yesterday did not allow for planned ignitions to take place on the Northwest corner of the McDougall Creek fire. BC Wildfire Service is anticipating another day of active fire behavior today before the upcoming wetter cooling period settles in overnight tonight and into Thursday. Currently the focus remains on the southwest corner of the fire.

Environment Canada is forecasting 10-15mm of precipitation and the potential for thunderstorms over the next 24 hours. Wednesday and Thursday will continue the cooling trend before warming again on Friday and Saturday. Winds for the next few days are expected to be a consistent southwesterly 20km with gusts up to 40km.

The OKIB Emergency Operations Center will be winding down our operations. We will continue to monitor the fire situation and update with non-scheduled bulletins if the situation drastically changes.


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