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Posted on: August 29, 2023

Shuswap Emergency Program UPDATE: Tuesday, August 29, 2023 – 5 p.m.

2023-08-28 Dumpster at Ross Creek Store 3

Fire Conditions 
Warm, dry weather combined with wind will increase fire behaviour in the region today and tomorrow. There is also potential for light showers and cooler weather after WednesdayBC Wildfire in partnership with local structural fire crews is monitoring and actioning any hotspots. Those in Evacuation Alert areas should remain on alert. 
Emergency Support Services (ESS) 
Be sure to check your ESS Supports expiry date to see if you need to renew your supports. Visit ESS at the 5th Avenue Seniors Centre (170-5th Avenue SE).  
ESS will be moving on Thursday, August 31 in the afternoon and re-opening on Friday, September 1, 2023 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites (790-16 Street NE). Operating hours will be 9 AM – 4 PM. The phone number remains the same 250-833-3360. 
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 
Garbage bins for affected areas 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. 

BC Hydro Update 
There is significant damage to infrastructure throughout the fire area. Additional crews from around the province are on the job and we thank them for their hard work treplace hundreds of damaged poles, conductor lines and transformers before restoring service. Please give the crews a safe space to do their work. 

Telecom companies will follow BC Hydro and there is no timeline for their work but it could be weeks or longer before their services are restored. 


Wildfire Information Briefing  
Click here to view the Information Briefing update from Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at 1 p.m. 

The CSRD will host a LIVE Wildfire Information Briefing on Wednesday, August 302023 at 2 p.m. The video will be available on the CSRD YouTube channel. Under the Subscribe button hit “All” to get a notification when it begins (must have the YouTube app on your device for this to work).  
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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