Update #4 – August 15, 2021 – 5:30 pm
EVACUATION ALERT RESCINDED – OWENS BAY COMMUNITY, SONORA ISLAND
Campbell River, BC – The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) is lifting the current Evacuation Alert upon recommendation of the BC Wildfire Service, as the Owens Bay Fire (south of Hyacinth Lake and Dorr Lake – 43 District Lots), on Sonora Island is now ‘Under Control’.
The fire has received sufficient suppression action to ensure no further spread of the fire. Resources on the fire today consist of 14 firefighters who will fortify blackline around the fire to 50-100 feet along the fire perimeter. Over the coming days, BC Wildfire Service crews will continue to work on this fire but residents should be aware that this continues to be an active wildfire and will still see fire activity within the perimeter of the fire.
This will be the last update from the SRD on this fire unless there are any significant changes.
For more information about how to prepare in advance for an evacuation, please visit www.srd.ca/evacuations.
Residents, visitors and businesses are reminded to sign up for SRD’s free emergency notiﬁcation service through the Connect Rocket system to keep informed of emergencies in a timely manner. Emergency notiﬁcations are delivered by both text message and voice calls to landlines and cell phones to people who subscribe to receive them at http://strathconard.connectrocket.com.
The Evacuation Area Map
Current Wildfire Activity – Province of British Columbia
See link below for a list of all current wildfires (over 0.01 hectares) in British Columbia, including wildfires of note.
‘All wildfires’ includes all wildfires that have occurred in a particular fire centre this year, while ‘Active wildfires’ lists only those fires currently being actioned. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status/wildfire-situation
Evacuation Planning Resources
- Evacuation Planning Stages
- Evacuation Toolkit – Preparing for Wildfire Evacuation
- Managing Access to Areas Under Evacuation Order – For Local Authorities & First Nations