Smoke expected to blanket area

Smoke blankets Keremeos and area from Testalinden Creek wildfire.

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.

Additional Information

Wilsons Mountain Fire – no change to Evacuation

Alert

• 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:

Testalinden: http://bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/

WildfireNews/OneFire.asp?ID=573

Wilsons Mountain: http://bcwildfire.ca/

hprScripts/WildfireNews/OneFire.asp?ID=574

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