As the Keremeos Creek wildfire is spreading in a southerly direction, the RDOS Emergency Operations Centre and Village of Keremeos are issuing an Evacuation Alert for properties north of 7th Avenue in Keremeos. Please visit the RDOS website at this link to review the map of properties on Evacuation Alert. The link also contains important instructions on how to prepare for a possible evacuation.
This is not an order to evacuate. Should an Evacuation Order be issued, you will be told which Emergency Support Services Reception Centre to report to.
Residents should be aware that the Keremeos area is currently the subject of a Smoky Skies Bulletin Please take a moment to review the bulletin, especially if you have respiratory issues.
Intermittent closures of Highway 3A may become more frequent. Please check Drive BC for possible closures before planning travel on that route.
The Village will be in touch again when we have updated information.