Evacuation alert issued due to wildfire near Mabel Lake in North Okanagan | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Current Conditions

Smoke
20.8°C

Vernon News

Evacuation alert issued due to wildfire near Mabel Lake in North Okanagan

Image Credit: FILE PHOTO
July 16, 2021 - 4:29 PM

An evacuation alert has been issued for residents in the Mabel Lake area in the North Okanagan due to wildfire in the area.

The Regional District of North Okanagan issued an evacuation alert for residents along Mabel Lake Road, including Cottonwoods this afternoon, July 16.

The North Okanagan's Emergency Operations Centre has been activated due to a wildfire on the east side of Mabel Lake.

The Bunting Road wildfire is currently 277 hectares in size and is classified as out of control. It was discovered July 7 and the cause of the fire is unknown, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service.

The evacuation alert is for: the 10,000 block to 17,000 block of Mabel Lake Forest Service Road, also known as Lumby Mabel Lake, including properties known as Cottonwoods.

An evacuation alert has been issued to prepare residents to evacuate the premises or property should it be found necessary, the regional district said. Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to evacuation; however they may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Regional District of North Okanagan

To contact a reporter for this story, email Carli Berry or call 250-864-7494 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © iNFOnews, 2021
iNFOnews

  • Popular kamloops News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile