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Four properties in West Kelowna area allowed to return home near Mt Law wildfire

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August 22, 2021 - 2:35 PM

Due to reduced fire activity on the north end of the Mount Law wildfire, four properties on Turnbull Road are allowed to return home.

“We saw some rain today in the wildfire area, which has helped the efforts of our fire crews and resulted in a decrease in fire activity,” said fire chief Jason Brolund, West Kelowna Fire Rescue in a press release issued by the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre.

The wildfire is burning at 800 hectares in size and planned ignitions conducted yesterday to remove forest fuels near guard lines have been successful.

READ MORE: 10 hectares burned with planned ignitions on Mt Law wildfire

“Crews continue to make good progress on the Mount Law wildfire, which remains active and out of control,” Brolund said.

The properties downgraded to evacuation alert include:

  • 3704 Turnbull Road
  • 3724 Turnbull Road
  • 3725 Turnbull Road
  • 3740 Turnbull Road

The following properties remain on evacuation order:

  • 3713 and 3725 Emerald Road
  • 3770 Turnbull Road
  • 4713 MacKinnon Road
  • 3250 Highway 97

All other evacuation alerts and orders remain in place. A detailed map showing the remaining alert and order areas is available online.

"Returning residents are reminded that they may encounter various hazards on private properties as a result of the forest fire. Crews continue fire suppression in the area, and residents should stay out of the way of emergency vehicles and crews," according to the emergency operations centre.


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