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WILDFIRE INFORMATION

UPDATES

2020 08 26 Bulletin 5 - Posted @ 12:00pm
2020 08 24 Bulletin 4 - Posted @ 4:30pm
2020 08 21 Bulletin 3 - Posted @ 4:00pm
2020 08 20 Bulletin 2 - Posted @ 3:00pm
2020 08 18 Bulletin 1 - Posted @ 6:20pm


Information Bulletin 5
For Immediate Release
August 26, 2020 12:00pm
WILDFIRE - Palmer Lake, Washington
 
The Town of Osoyoos Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is monitoring the Palmer Lake WA (USA) wildfire situation closely to ensure we continue to respond to emerging issues.  This includes conference calls and updates from BC Emergency Management (PREOC), BC Wildfire Service,  Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

BC WILDFIRE UPDATE

BC Wildfire provided the same information as under the “DNR FIRE DASHBOARD”.

DNR FIRE DASHBOARD 

Current as of 8/24/2020, 10:00 AM

Vicinity Palmer Lake, Washington (USA)
Incident # 2020-WASPD-001947
Start Date August 18, 2020
Size 17,735 Acres
Containment 57%
Location East of Palmer Lake and Northeast of Loomis, WA. West of Highway 97
Cause Unknown
Assigned Personnel 606

Yesterday (August 25), a cold front blew over the fire area bringing gusty winds that tested fire lines. Luckily, all contingency lines held strong and the fire didn’t exhibit any major growth. Now, the focus will shift from suppression to improving existing contingency line and mopping up hot spots. Firefighters will also work to secure a no-heat radius of 300 feet around structures in the fire area. No future burn-out operations are anticipated if conditions remain the same. Decreased acres are due to improved mapping of the fire perimeter.
 
Click on the link below for more information/updates.
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7029/

WEATHER FORECAST FROM ENVIRONMENT CANADA

Please click on the link below to view the Osoyoos Forecast. 
https://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/bc-69_metric_e.html

INTERIOR HEALTH

Wildfires can affect your health and safety in many ways. The following provides information on steps you can take to prepare for a wildfire and manage wildfire-related issues.
 
Please contact your family physician, nurse practitioner, Nation-based health clinician, or other primary care provider for information about your specific health situation.
Interior Health (Wildfires)
Frequently Asked Questions (Smoky Skies)
BC Air Quality

WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS

PreparedBC has released a Wildfire Preparedness Guide to ensure British Columbians are ready for wildfire season.
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/preparedbc/know-your-hazards/wildfires

STAGES OF A WILDFIRE

If you live in an area at risk of a wildfire, it’s important that you take time to get ready for one. Understand what to do before, during and after a wildfire:
 
Before a Wildfire
If you're in an area that is prone to wildfire, or you just want to be proactive, there are a number of activities you can complete to prevent or prepare for a wildfire.
What to do before a wildfire
 
During a Wildfire
You can stay safe during a wildfire by knowing your trusted sources of information, understanding evacuation stages, and looking out for your health and safety.
What to do during a wildfire
 
After a Wildfire
Returning home after a wildfire can be overwhelming, but if you use caution and take things one step at a time, it is possible to recover and return your home to normal.
What to do after a wildfire

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Jared Brounstein
Emergency Program Coordinator
EOC Director
eoc@osoyoos.ca
Allan Chabot
Chief Administrative Officer
Deputy EOC Director
eoc@osoyoos.ca

MORE INFORMATION

For more information and updates, including answers to frequently asked questions and translated information, please consult the following resources:
BC Wildfire
Wildfire Preparedness Guide
Environment Canada
Interior Health (Wildfires)
Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
RDOS Emergency Management

Event date: 
Wednesday, 26 August, 2020
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While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this data, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the Town of Osoyoos.   Town of Osoyoos
Box 3010, 8707 Main Street
Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
(TF) 1.888.495.6515
(T) 250.495.6515
(F) 250.495.2400
(E) info@osoyoos.ca

 

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