The Regional District of Central Okanagan Emergency Operation Centre advises all Alerts pertaining to the Trepanier wildfire remain in effect until further notice. In addition, all Local States of Emergency are still in effect.
A detailed map showing the Alert areas is available at www.cordemergency.ca.
Residents within the areas still on Alert should be prepared to leave their homes on short notice in the event conditions change.
Although the Trepanier forest fire is completely contained, Unified Incident Commanders from the Peachland Fire Department and BC Wildfire Management Branch have recommended that all the Alerts remain in place as there are still hotspots being identified within the fire boundary. The Emergency Operation Centre will operate at a Level One status.
Residents may continue to see smoke rising from within the fire area as fire crews continue the mop up effort to fully extinguish any remaining hot spots.
Fire authorities urge residents to exercise caution as the fire hazard throughout the Central Okanagan remains high.
The District of Peachland Recovery Office is open to support Peachland residents who have been affected by the Trepanier forest fire. The office is located in the Peachland Municipal office, 5806 Beach Avenue and is open weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Residents with questions or needing assistance should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-767-6055, Extension 120.
Residents looking for information regarding aerial fire retardant on their properties can contact ICL at 1-250-554-3530, or via their website at www.phoschek.com.
The Regional District Parks Services advises as a result of the forest fire, Trepanier Creek Greenway Regional Park is closed until further notice. When conditions are safe a hazard assessment will be conducted to determine what work will be required to make the park safe again for the public.
Emergency Management BC has some useful information for any residents that have been impacted emotionally and physically by the forest fire. This information called ‘After the Disaster’.
Interior Health also has excellent information available to help residents cope with the stress of a forest fire and for parents to assist with helping their children during a forest fire.