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UPDATE: Evacuation order for homes affected by Truswell Road fire rescinded, but not everyone can go home

The flames can be seen from a distance as the building under construction on Truswell Road burns on July 8, 2017.
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July 09, 2017 - 3:42 PM

UPDATE: 3:33 p.m July 9, 2017

KELOWNA – The evacuation order for all homes and buildings affected by the fire on Truswell Road yesterday, July 8, has been lifted, according to Central Okanagan Emergency Operations. However, people returnig to the Water's Edge complex will have to wait a little longer. The strata manager is in contact with residents to arrange access to homes.

The evacuation order for Walnut Grove has also been lifted but residents are asked to contact the property manager for more information.

Around 20 units at Water's Edge and Walnut Grove were affected. by the fire.

11:36 AM, July 9, 2017

KELOWNA – Evacuation orders are ending today for some people affected by the fire on Truswell Road yesterday that destroyed an unfinished condominium, but not all.

People are able to return to all single family homes along Truswell Road and Capozzi Road today. Central Okanagan Emergency Operations lifted the order as of 11 a.m. today.

• 3814, 3820, 3828, 3832, 3838. 3848, 3854, 3858 and 3896 Capozzi Road

Residents of the Charles M Suites at 599 Truswell Rd. can return home as well.

Evacuees from the Mission Shores complex will have to wait a little longer. The 54 units there will be open again at 1 p.m. The delay is so smoke can be ventilated properly.

The evacuation order still stands for Water’s Edge — 3865 to 3885 Truswell Rd. — and Walnut Grove at 549 Truswell Rd. More than 100 units remain under that order.

Resident’s of Water’s Edge may be able to access there homes today for a brief period to grab essential items like prescription drugs.

Anyone who is still evacuated is being directed to the Salvation Army location at 1480 Sutherland Ave. Emergency support services have been set up there, including food and assistance with shelter. It will be open until 7 p.m. today.

The general area of yesterday’s fire is still restricted.

– This story was updated at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 2017, with updates from Central Okanagan Emergency Operations.

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