Regional District Okanagan Similkameen update on wildfires
UPDATE: 12:00 p.m. July 28
Please visit the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre (RDOS EOC) interactive map to review Evacuation Alert and Order areas.
Please click the links below to view current Evacuation Alerts and Orders, including a list of addresses in each Electoral Area.
Due to current Evacuation Orders and the volatility of wildfire behaviour, the rapid damage assessment team will only enter areas when it is deemed safe to do so by BC Wildfire Service (BCWS).
On Wednesday, July 28, 2021 the RDOS EOC deployed a rapid damage assessment team to confirm damage to structures in areas where it is safe to do so.
The RDOS will contact property owners directly if structure loss or damage is confirmed.
- Due to immediate danger to life safety, please stay out of areas under Evacuation Order
Important reminders: RDOS EOC Evacuation Alert tips
- If you are an evacuee, please register with Emergency Support Services (ESS)
This will assist with the notification process: ess.gov.bc.ca
- Oliver Landfill is now open regular hours
- Please respect Area Restriction Notices and avoid travelling in the backcountry on an ATV or other vehicle. This will help reduce the risk of causing a spark that could lead to a wildfire.
- Stay out of areas under Evacuation Order for your safety and the safety of crews
- Avoid operational areas including Skaha Lake and Osoyoos Lake
- Please stay clear of BCWS camps to ensure privacy and avoid traffic issues or congestion
- Check drivebc.ca for latest road updates including highway closures
- BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is the lead agency for information about wildfires
Please visit bcwildfire.ca for current wildfire size, status and resources
- Visitors should be mindful of BCWS operations, Evacuation Alerts and Orders
- To view the July 26 video update, please visit RDOS YouTube channel