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Evacuation order issued for West Kelowna properties threatened by wildfire

The Mt. Law wildfire near West Kelowna.
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August 15, 2021 - 8:20 PM

An evacuation order has been issued for West Kelowna properties due to a new wildfire that sparked tonight.

The Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre has been activated to support B.C. Wildfire Service crews fighting the Mt. Law wildfire in West Kelowna, north of Highway 97C and southwest of the Glenrosa neighbourhood, according to the centre's press release.

"An evacuation order has been issued for properties in the immediate area of the fire. Residents on evacuation order should leave their properties immediately. In addition a state of local emergency has been declared for the City of West Kelowna," according to the centre.

The properties on evacuation order are:

• 4713 MacKinnon Road
• 5000 Glenrosa Road (Bull Mountain Resort – formerly Crystal Mountain Resort)
• 4425 Glenrosa Road (Telemark Nordic Club)
• 3237 to 3530 Carre Road
• 3237 to 3512 Corine Road
• 3372 to 3725 Emerald Road
• 3496 Fenton Road
• 3318 to 3475 Gill Road
• 3280 to 3802 Glenrosa Road
• 3301 to 3583 McKellar Road
• 3230 to 3525 Preston Road
• 3325 to 3770 Turnbull Road


A detailed map is available showing affected properties online. Due to aggressive fire activity and wind conditions, it is anticipated that additional properties may be placed on evacuation order and, or alert, tonight, Aug. 15. Residents can stay informed by signing up for e-updates.

All residents on evacuation order should leave their properties immediately, be prepared to be away from their homes for an extended period of time, and report to Emergency Social Services. Evacuees can pre-register with ESS online.

An Emergency Support Services reception centre for evacuated residents specific to the Mt. Law wildfire has been set up at Jim Lind Arena located at 2760 Cameron Road, West Kelowna.

For more information visit the centre's website.

 


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