Some North Westside residents evacuated by White Rock Lake wildfire returning home | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Current Conditions

Partly Cloudy

Vernon News

Some North Westside residents evacuated by White Rock Lake wildfire returning home

Plumes of smoke are seen from prescribed burns on the White Rock Lake wildfire in the North Okanagan, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021.
September 01, 2021 - 3:01 PM

Evacuation orders are starting to be lifted in areas along Westside Road that were impacted by the White Rock Lake wildfire.

The first group that can return home are residents of the Valley of the Sun neighbourhood, according to a news release from the Central Okanagan emergency operations centre.

Residents still remain on an evacuation alert. The fire is currently rated as active rather than out of control.

Returning residents are reminded that they may encounter remaining hazards on their properties, emergency operations centre warns. More information on what to expect can be seen here.

There will be a YouTube returning home information session from 4 to 5 p.m. today, Sept. 1. It can be viewed here.

The areas where people can return home are:

  • Alpine Road
  • Balsam Road
  • Briarwood Road
  • Firwood Road
  • Westside Road (7875, 7951, 7981, 8015, 8039, 8255, 8285, 8415)
  • Westside Road North (7919, 8055, 8063, 8219, 8325, 8375)
  • Wood Road

A detailed map showing properties on evacuation order and alert can be viewed at here.

READ MORE: Fire tore into Killiney Beach at 80 metres a minute

— This story was updated at 4:03 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 to correct a Central Okanagan emergency operations centre error. The evacuation order remains in place for Attenborough Road.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Rob Munro or call 250-808-0143 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © iNFOnews, 2021

  • Popular penticton News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile