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West Kelowna U-Haul offers free storage for Christie Mountain wildfire victims

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August 22, 2020 - 3:31 PM

U-Haul is offering free storage for any evacuees from the Christie Mountain wildfire.

The storage company is providing 30 days of free self-storage to residents affected by wildfires in the Penticton area as 319 residents in the Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen has been evacuated, according to a U-Haul news release.

“The shifting winds are creating a hazardous situation for residents,” said Horace Martin, U-Haul Company of British Columbia president. “We have a self-storage facility just 45 minutes away. Evacuees are welcome to visit us and store their belongings at a secure location.”

READ MORE: Visiting firefighters return home after calmer winds on Christie Mountain wildfire

People seeking more information about the U-Haul disaster relief program or needing to arrange 30 days of free self-storage should contact the U-Haul Moving & Storage of West Kelowna, at 3571 Old Okanagan Road at 778-741-0141.

U-Haul also has enhanced cleaning protocols in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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