Evacuation alerts rescinded for Yates Road fire - InfoNews

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Evacuation alerts rescinded for Yates Road fire

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July 29, 2018 - 12:31 PM

KELOWNA - The Yates Road fire is under control and officials have deemed the area safe for the public.

As of 11:30 a.m. the evacuation alert has been lifted for all 933 properties in the WIlden area of Kelowna, a media release says.

Residents looking for information on fire retardant on their properties can contact the B.C. Wildfire Service at 250-554-5532

While the alerts have been rescinded, conditions in the Central Okanagan continue to be hot and dry. Residents and visitors should be vigilant and aware that the fire hazard remains high to extreme.

.A regional campfire ban is in place effective today at noon. All campfires are prohibited throughout the Regional District of Central Okanagan including:

  • The City of West Kelowna
  • District of Lake Country
  • District of Peachland
  • Westbank First Nation
  • Central Okanagan East and West Electoral Areas.

Campfires are not permitted at any time within the City of Kelowna.


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