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Vernon partially rescinds evacuation alert in place due to wildfire

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August 07, 2021 - 2:45 PM

The City of Vernon is rescinding part of its evacuation alert as there's been reduced fire activity and light rain in the region.

The evacuation alert has been rescinded for properties within the City of Vernon boundaries, excluding Canadian Lakeview Estates, Adventure Bay, and Tronson Road from 8125 to 9280, according to a city press release.

The alert was put in place yesterday due to the White Rock Lake wildfire, burning in the North Okanagan.

The City of Vernon bases evacuation orders and alerts on recommendations from the B.C. Wildfire Service. "With changes to the current weather conditions, the probability of ember debris causing spot fires has been reduced," according to the press release.

While the weather forecast in the 48 hours is favourable, the region remains at high risk and the situation is subject to rapid change, according to the city.

READ MORE: Wildfire burning in North Okanagan grows to 55,000 ha

The evacuation alert will remain in place for Canadian Lakeview Estates and Adventure Bay in their entirety. Tronson Road from Bella Vista Road to Canadian Lakeview Estates will be open for local traffic only during the evacuation alert.

"The White Rock Lake Fire continues to present challenges and continues to show erratic and aggressive behaviour. B.C. Wildfire is calling the next 48 hours a period of relief but firmly states that the White Rock Lake fire still poses very serious challenges. The fire remains active and conditions could change depending on weather and wind conditions," according to the city.

For more information on the alert, visit the city's website.

The Regional District of North Okanagan is also rescinding an evacuation alert for properties in portions of Electoral Area B and Electoral Area C. The District of Coldstream is also rescinding its evacuation alert in the area. 

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