July 03, 2015 - 7:55 PM
KELOWNA - UPDATE as of 7:31 p.m.: Approximately 141 properties are affected by the Evacuation Order and another 158 are under Evacuation Alert.
UPDATE 5:41 p.m.: An Evacuation Order has been extended to include all properties on Goudie Road, Jack Pine Road, Prather Road, Trapper Road and Boone Road in response to the Joe Rich Grass Fire. An Evacuation Order is also in effect for all properties between the intersection of Goudie and Highway and 7650 Highway 33 east.
An Evacuation Alert is now in place for residents living on the south side of Highway 33 east from Goudie Road to 8991 Highway 33 east. These people should be prepared to leave their homes on short notice.
A map with the latest Evacuation Order and Alert areas can be viewed online here.
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UPDATE: 5:39 p.m. An evacuation centre has been established at Willow Park Church. We expect more details shortly.
RELEASED 4:52 p.m.: Residents along Prather Road are now under evacuation. This is in addition to the evacuation earlier this afternoon on Huckleberry Road between Goudie Road and Sun Valley Road and homes along Jack Pine Road.
RELEASED 4:17 p.m.: An Evacuation Order is being prepared and a tactical evacuation is underway of residences along Huckleberry Road between the intersections of Goudie Road and Sun Valley Road as well as residences along Jack Pine Road in the Joe Rich area. This is due to the grass and interface fire reported at 2:38 this afternoon above Highway 33.
Residents on Goudie Road and Sun Valley Road are on Evacuation Alert and should be prepared to leave their homes on a moments notice with important items and personal materials.
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