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Evacuation order re-issued for Fintry, Westside Road properties due to White Rock Lake wildfire

The White Rock Creek wildfire near Monte Lake, Aug. 5, 2021.
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August 12, 2021 - 12:29 PM

An evacuation order has been put in place again for Fintry, La Casa and Shalal Road properties along the westside of Okanagan Lake this afternoon due to wildfire.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan reissued the order which will be in effect at 2 p.m. this afternoon, Aug. 12.

Residents south of the ‘Valley of the Sun’, along Westside Road from Upper Fintry through La Casa including 6409 Westside Rd, have until 2 p.m. to gather their belongings and exit the area by travelling south on Westside Road, according to the regional district.

The order includes 608 properties from 6916 Barcelona Drive East (south end) to 7355N Westside Road (north end).

The regional district also noted five properties in the Nahun and Caesar's Landing areas are also under evacuation order. The affected properties include 5000N Westside Road to 5495 Deighton Road.

A detailed map showing properties under Evacuation Order or Alert is available online.

Sections of Westside Road through evacuation areas will be closed and residents are not able to travel north to Vernon. Visit DriveB.C. for road closure details.

Residents on evacuation order should expect to be away from their homes for an extended period of time and report to Emergency Social Services.

The wildfire is mapped at 58,000 hectares in size and is burning out of control near Vernon.

 


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