Evacuation Alert Information

Precautionary Evacuation Alert Due to Wildfire - July 31, 2018

On July 31, 2018, the BC Wildfire Branch requested that Keremeos and Cawston be put on a precautionary Evacuation Alert due to the Snowy Mountain wildfire. The wildfire could pose a risk of spot fires from flying embers in the region.  Click here for a map of the precautionary Evacuation Area.

 

Update on Wildfire Evacuation Alert - August 2, 2018

An unexpected cold front overnight brought winds that pushed the Snowy Mountain wildfire east and down creek draws.  Wildfire Services advises that Keremeos will see increased smoke and helicopter activity as they do planned ignitions to hold the fire line.

 

The Keremeos Fire Department will continue to conduct night patrol shifts to watch for potential flare-ups in populated areas.  Residents should continue to safeguard properties from sources of fire fuel and contact the Village Office at (250) 499-2711 or town@keremeos.ca if you observe falling embers.  We will provide another update when new information is available.

 

Be prepared!

This is a good time to assess your home for fire risks. Please review the links below for FireSmart advice.

 

BC FireSmart tips:

http://www.bcwildfire.ca/Prevention/firesmart.htm

 

Some great FireSmart videos on protecting your home from wildfire:

https://www.firesmartcanada.ca/resources-library/how-to-firesmart-your-home

 

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