(includes Pavilion, Texas Creek, Yalakom, Seton Portage)
SLRD convenes community meetings in Birken, Seton Portage/Shalath, Bralorne and Gun Lake to present fire protection options
The SLRD is holding a series of community meetings to engage with property owners in the communities of Birken, Seton Portage/Shalath, Bralorne and Gun Lake about their fire services.
On September 20, 2015 a significant rain event occurred causing several debris flow and flooding events throughout Electoral Areas B, C and D of the SLRD. Below is an update as to the status of the various events:
Lillooet BC / Northern St’át’imc Territory – Officials from the District of Lillooet, P’egp’íg’lha Council (T’ít’q’et) and the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) signed a Protocol Agreement for Communication and Cooperation on Thursday, May 24, 2018. The Protocol Agreement provides a framework to establish stronger relationships between the parties through improved communication and enhanced collaboration.
UPDATE - 11:45am May 26, 2018
- Evacuation Order amended to include 5 structures on DL965
- BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) will be increasing resources on properties at risk on the Highline Road today, including positioning structural protection units (SPUs/sprinklers).
- BCWS report the fire currently estimated at 500 hectares and 25% contained.
UPDATE - 06:00pm May 25, 2018
Please be advised that there is the potential for localised thunderstorms in the Seton area tonight (May 17, 2018). The SLRD encourages all residents to be alert to changing conditions in swteep creeks and local waterways.
We will update this notice as required.
BC Hydro has advised that the water flows on the Lower Bridge River will continue to increase over the coming weeks and will remain well above normal until the end of July.
BC Hydro requests that the public be very careful when active in and around the river as water levels may rise suddenly and without warning.
Residents and visitors are reminded to stay away from the edges of the Lower Bridge River during this high flow period and continue to be mindful of water safety throughout the year.
Note from the SLRD: The Information Bulletin below from the Kamloops Fire Centre was issued on Friday, May 11. Effective at noon on Tuesday, May 15 Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be restricted at elevations below 1,200 metres throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre, including the Lillooet Fire Zone. The prohibition does not ban campfires (0.5 m high x 0.5 m wide or smaller), and does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes.
Note from the SLRD: The Information Bulletin below was shared by the BC Wildfire Service. While the prescribed burn is taking place in the Hat Creek area (Thompson-Nicola Regional District), smoke from the fire may be visible from parts of SLRD Area B and the District of Lillooet.
May 3, 2018