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Posted on: August 28, 2023

Shuswap Emergency Program Update - August 28, 2023 at 5 PM

CSRD Shuswap Emergency Support Service Volunteer

UPDATE: Monday, August 28, 2023 – 5 PM

Fire Conditions
The warming and dry trend will continue with wind adding to the mix over the next two days with the potential for light showers. Fire behaviour is expected to increase tomorrow. Smoke columns and flames may be visible. Active fire will be more visible and additional smoke will be produced. BC Wildfire in partnership with local structural fire crews is monitoring and actioning any hotspots. Those in Evacuation Alert areas should remain on alert.

Cooler weather is expected after Wednesday.

Food Safety
Those affected by significant power outages are advised that all perishable foods should be assessed and disposed of immediately upon your return. If your fridge and/or freezer has foul odours it may need to be replaced. Discard anything that has completely thawed. Make sure to make a list of the items you’ve had to discard as part of your insurance claim. 

Garbage Bins in the Community
The CSRD has been providing garbage bins in the communities for waste. They are located at Celista Fire Hall, Scotch Creek Market, Anglemont Ross Creek General Store, and coming soon to Lee Creek. 

Discarded fridges and freezers are not being accepted at these bins. More details to come regarding the fridge/freezer disposable program.

Highway 1 Reopening
Hwy 1 has reopened but no side roads will be accessible and no stopping will be permitted in this wildfire area. Please monitor for latest updates.

BC Hydro Update
There is significant damage to infrastructure throughout the fire area. Additional crews have arrived and are working to replace damaged poles and restore service. Please give the crews a safe space to do their work.

Wildfire Information Briefing 
Click here to view the Information Briefing update from Monday, August 28, 2023 at 2 PM.
The CSRD will host a LIVE Wildfire Information Briefing on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at 2 PM. The video will be available on the CSRD YouTube channel

Evacuation Status Dashboard Please visit the Shuswap Emergency Program website to view the interactive map to find out if your property is on Evacuation Alert or Order.

BC Wildfire 
For the latest updates on the Bush Creek East wildfire (K21633), visit the BC Wildfire Dashboard.

Structure Losses
Property Status Online Search Tool, access:

Prescription Deliveries
Those that are out of the Evacuation Order areas and need support with medical prescriptions, please call 250-833-3397.

Call the CSRD: 250-833-3396.
Livestock Assistance
Call the CSRD Agricultural Line: 250-833-3399.

Emergency Support Services (ESS)
Call: 250-833-3360.

Emergency Operations Centre (EOC)
Call: 250-833-3350 or email [email protected].

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