UPDATE: Evacuation alerts ended for Bear Creek fire

A helicopter drops a bucket of water on the Bear Creek wildfire, Monday, July 20, 2015.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan/Kelly Hayes (with permission)

WEST KELOWNA – The evacuation alert for the Bear Creek Interface Fire is rescinded as of 2 p.m. today.

10:16 a.m. July 22 update. Submitted by CORD Emergency 

The Emergency Operation Centre advises that the Evacuation Alert for the Bear Creek fire remains in effect. The area burned by the fire remains at 1.8 hectares and two BC Wildfire Service crews are actively extinguishing hot spots and smoke areas.

The Evacuation Altert includes residents from the intersection of Parkinson Road north, including Bear Creek Road, Bear Creek Main, Rose Valley Road, Petterson Road and Dougmac Road. Residents should be prepared to leave if conditions change.

They should be prepared to be away from their home for an extended period of time, make arrangements for pets and pack essential items such as medicines, important documents and clothing.

The B.C. Wildfire Service is continuing to assess the fire situation to determine the next course of action and any possible change in the status of the Evacuation Alert.

Go to cordemergency.ca for the most current confirmed information.

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