Philpott Road wildfire near Kelowna now 30 per cent contained

A helicopter carries a water bucket over a burnt out area of the Philpot Road wildfire just outside of Kelowna, B.C., on Monday, August 28, 2017.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

KELOWNA – A week after it started, the Philpott Road wildfire is now 30 per cent contained.

Residents of Philpott Road remain on evacuation order until further notice but evacuation alerts have been lifted for many properties in the affected area east of Kelowna.

Those living on Highway 33 East, Greystokes Road, Thelwell Road and Three Forks Road should continue to be ready to leave at a moments notice.

If returning home for the first time, be aware that active fire suppression work continues throughout the area of the fire, according to a media release from the Emergency Operations Centre.

A boil water notice has been issued for the Falcon Ridge Water system and stage two watering restrictions have also been implemented.

An updated area restriction for all Crown land in the vicinity of the Philpott wildfire came into effect at noon yesterday, Aug. 30.. The restriction includes all recreational use of crown land in these areas.

The Emergency Support Services reception centre at Willow Park Church is open today, Aug. 31, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

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