For up to date and accurate information regarding the Skaha Creek Wildfire, please reference these official links.
Members of the public are invited to follow the PIB social media profiles listed below for current
• On Facebook you can find us at “sn’pinktn eoc”.
• On Twitter you can find us at “@PibEoc”.
• On Instagram you can find us at “@pibeoc”.
Evacuation Alert for Skaha Creek Wildfire
An Evacuation Alert has been issued by the Penticton Indian Band Council for properties in Skaha Hills, Riva Ridge, Holiday Hills RV Resort, as well as in the PIB Lower Village south of Shingle Creek. .
Notice to Boaters and Pleasure Craft Operators on
Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake:
The City Of Penticton are requesting the assistance of recreational boaters on Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake amid the Skaha Creek Wildfire.
Aircraft responding to the wildfire are collecting lake water to support their efforts.
The City of Penticton is requesting that boaters refrain from operating in any portion of the lake where air tankers are refilling and that they always maintain operational awareness and be aware of any aircraft in the area.
To report a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour that could start a wildfire in British Columbia,
please call 1 800 663-5555 or (*5555 from a cell phone) as soon as possible. Information from the public is crucial to the effectiveness of our response.
Links for more information about fires in general
- EmergencyInfoBC Online source for emergency alerts
- DriveBC Road conditions and closures
- BC Air Quality The Air Quality Health Index is a health protection tool that is designed to help you make decisions to protect your health by limiting short-term exposure to air pollution and adjusting your activity levels during increased levels of air pollution