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West Kelowna, B.C. – Fire fighters from West Kelowna will be patrolling the Smith Creek fire overnight.  They’ll be watching for and extinguishing any hot spots and flare ups.

From time to time overnight, residents may see flare ups in the fire area.  Please do not call 9-1-1 as crews are on the scene and responding as needed.


West Kelowna, B.C. – As public safety is paramount, the Regional Emergency Operations Centre unfortunately advises that no one will be allowed to return to their homes this evening.

All Evacuation Orders and Alerts remain in effect for an estimated 2,500 people living in approximately 1,100 homes. 

The Incident Commander has determined that based on an assessment of active fire behaviour and weather conditions, especially this afternoon’s gusty winds, no one will be able to go home this evening.  Public safety is the number one priority.

Any change in status will be posted to the website and via local media.


The Regional District of Central Okanagan Emergency Operation Centre has issued an Evacuation Alert for some residents of the Wilsons Landing area of the potential danger due to the Wilsons Landing forest fire.


The Regional District of Central Okanagan Emergency Operation Centre advises effective 4:00 pm September 7th, the cancellation of all Alerts pertaining to the Bear Creek wildfire.  As well, the Local State of Emergency has been rescinded and the Emergency Operation Centre is now closed.


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