Eagle Bluff wildfire - UPDATE
The Evacuation Alert issued by the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre (RDOS EOC) early yesterday morning remains in effect for the properties that may be effected by the Eagle Bluff wildfire. The 42 parcels under Evacuation Alert include 206 properties (residential homes, RV parks, Mobile Home parks and recreational campsites).
The RDOS EOC is active and RDOS staff have been working with BC Wildfire Service, Osoyoos Indian Band, RCMP, Oliver/Osoyoos Search and Rescue (SAR) and Penticton SAR to ensure that the residents under Evacuation Alert have been notified. BC Wildfire Service will continue responding to the Eagle Bluff wildfire 24 hours a day until further notice. Currently there are 100 personnel, several helicopters and water tankers responding to the wildfire. Resources are continually challenged by the steep and rocky terrain in the area and site safety is a priority.
For updates on the status of the wildfire please visit the BC Wildfire Service website. RDOS EOC will remain active to support the BC wildfire’s response and will provide updates to the public regarding the evacuation alerts as necessary. BC Wildfire and the RDOS EOC are actively assessing the situation and should conditions deteriorate, Evacuation Orders may be issued for affected residents.