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Regional District of Central Okanagan, B.C. – The Evacuation Alert for properties in Wilsons Landing has been rescinded. The BC Wildfire Management Branch has determined the immediate threat has passed for the properties on evacuation alert since July 30. If the situation changes, further information will be issued or visit the RDCO Emergency website at www.cordemergency.ca .
As summer approaches and residents prepare their patios and yards for warmer weather, the City reminds residents to be aware of local smoke control and fire prevention bylaws.
The City of Kelowna Fire Prevention Regulation Bylaw No. 6110 regulates open burning and wood burning appliances. Different restrictions are in place for other municipalities in the Central Okanagan. Residents in other areas should speak with their Fire Department to check local restrictions and see if campfires or wood burning appliances are allowed, and if permits are required.
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 As well, the Local State of Emergency has been rescinded and the Emergency Operation Centre is now closed.
With great progress made on fighting the Bear Creek wildfire and supporting weather conditions, on a recommendation from the BC Wildfire Management Branch, effective at 6:00 pm this evening, the Emergency Operation Centre is rescinding the Evacuation Order affecting approximately 550 residents of Traders Cove and Bear Creek Main Forest Service Road and about 100 visitors to Bear Creek Provincial Park.
The BC Wildfire Management Branch and structural fire crews from West Kelowna and Wilsons Landing continue to battle a fire estimated at approximately 39-hectares in size burning above Westside Road.
Residents living on Westside Road south of Bear Creek Provincial Park and north of Sailview Bay (901 Westside Road) are on evacuation alert effective immediately. All residents should be prepared to evacuate on very short notice.
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