State of Local Emergency Cancelled

Tags:  2023 | News Release
Date Released: September 23, 2023

The State of Local Emergency (SOLE), in place due to a wildfire at Clowhom Lake has been cancelled.

The evacuation order for seven properties in the Clowhom Lake area has been changed to an evacuation alert. Further information on properties affected by this evacuation alert, including steps that those under evacuation alert should take can be found by clicking here.

The SOLE has been cancelled due to more favorable weather conditions and operational progress made by the BC Wildfire Service. The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) is very grateful for the tireless work of the BC Wildfire Service in helping keep our communities safe.

The BC Wildfire Service has advised those returning to properties in the area to be prepared. Roads and land may be impacted by debris and fire-damaged forest. Anyone re-entering the area should be prepared to deal with hazards including but not limited to danger trees, erosion and the impacts of rainfall as well as continuing fire operations including crew, aviation and heavy equipment work. It is also expected that low-vigor fire activity will be observed within the fire perimeter and smoke will be visible well into the Fall.

The SCRD’s Emergency Operations Centre remains active to ensure prompt coordination of resources if required.

Further information on the fire can be found via the BC Wildfire Service.