Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality Emergency Operations Centre
Community Information Release
For Immediate Release: July 8, 2021
Sun Peaks EOC deactivated in response to lowered wildfire threat
Sun Peaks, B.C. – With many regional wildfires downgraded to ‘Under Control’ by BC Wildfire Service (BCWS), along with cooler temperatures and recent rainfall, the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipal Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) was deactivated today in response to the lowered regional wildfire threat. Although several wildfires of note are currently burning in Kamloops region, none are potential wildfires of concern to the village at this point.
The EOC would like to thank BC Wildfire for their efforts in assisting to monitor wildfires near Sun Peaks, and for their ongoing efforts across the province. Many thanks also go to the Sun Peaks community for being prepared and for continuing to remaining cautious to keep the community safe from the threat of wildfires while enjoying the mountain by abiding by all local and provincial campfire bans (including all fireworks), only smoking in designated areas and disposing of butts and other smoking material properly, and being cautious in the backcountry.
If the situation changes the EOC is able to reactivate if needed. Any updates to the wildfire situation will be provided to community as information becomes available.
All current TNRD Evacuation Orders and Alerts are listed on the Evacuation Status Dashboard.
As the summer is expected to remain hot and dry, residents are asked to prepare emergency preparedness items in case of an evacuation, such as a Grab-and-Go bag. The government of B.C. lists items to organize here. In addition, residents may want to have a plan in place with friends or family in other nearby locations in case of evacuation.
EOC Director – Dean Schiavon – Fire Chief, Sun Peaks Fire Rescue