Smokey skies are in the forecast.
The Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen
issued a release Tuesday evening preparing residents
to expect increased levels of smoke from the
Testalinden Creek fire on Kobau Mountain.
Areas near Keremeos, Cawston, Nighthawk and
Chopaka may see visible flames on the top of the
mountain as it potentially crests the slope.
At the time of the release there was no foreseeable
risk to homes anywhere in the Similkameen
Valley or outside existing Evacuation Alerts areas.
All residents and recreational users are asked to
remain away from the Kobau Mountain uplands area
from Highway 3 to Fairview Road. An area restriction
has been placed on Kobau Mountain and the
public is asked to stay well away until such time the
fire is entirely put out.
Anyone with health concerns related to smoke
can visit www.interiorhealth.ca or call 8-1-1 for
Health Link BC.
Wilsons Mountain Fire – no change to Evacuation
• 260 homes remain under an Evacuation Alert.
Testalinden Fire – no change to Evacuation Alert
• 125 homes remain under an Evacuation Alert.
For more information please visit www.rdos.
bc.ca, call 250-492-0237 or toll-free 1-877-610-
3737. Media are requested to contact 250-488-0285.
B.C. Wildfire Service:
Wilsons Mountain: http://bcwildfire.ca/