For Immediate Release
August 21, 2023
The Town of Oliver continues to monitor the Upper Park Rill Creek Wildfire given its location to Oliver’s boundaries.
Current Status of the Upper Park Rill Creek Wildfire
BC Wildfire Service and local fire departments continue to reinforce fire guards and provide structural protection. There has been minimal fire growth reported. The fire sits approximately 10km from Town boundaries. The Town continues to maintain close contact with the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, Osoyoos Indian Band, other communities and First Nations, and BC Wildfire Service. There are currently no properties in the Town of Oliver on Evacuation Alert or Order.
As with any wildfire, fire behaviour can change without notice. The Town recommends that the community continue to monitor local media and register for VoyentAlert!
Irrigation Systems 1 and 5
Canal water users in irrigation systems 1 and 5 will be notified that the use of canal irrigation to create a humidity bubble between the fire and community can be halted. The Town thanks the many canal water users that turned on their systems to help protect the community by increasing the humidity in the air.
The South Okanagan is still in the middle of wildfire season. The Town is asking community members, businesses, and organizations in the community to take a few moments and prepare for any potential emergency. The Town has online resources: https://www.oliver.ca/town-services/emergency-preparedness/wildfires
VoyentAlert! Emergency notifications will be issued by the Town as required. Please take a moment and sign up for VoyentAlert! notifications to stay informed and to help get prepared: https://voyent-alert.com/ca/community/#registration