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A Media Conference has been arranged at the Emergency Operations Centre to provide an update on the Trepanier Forest Fire.

 

When:            September 10, 2012

                       11:00 a.m.

 

Where:           Station 1 Firehall

                       2255 Enterprise Way

 

Personnel from the Emergency Operations Centre, Peachland Fire Department, BC Wildfire Management Branch and RCMP will provide an update on the status of the forest fire.

 

Emergency Personnel are conducting a detailed damage assessment and are working to notify affected property owners. More information on properties impacted is expected to be released later this morning.

 

RCMP and Central Okanagan Search and Rescue volunteers continue to staff checkpoints to ensure security within the Evacuation Area.  Until the Evacuation Order is rescinded, no one will be allowed within the area.

 

New information and updates on the Evacuation Orders and Alerts will be available on the Regional District Emergency Program website www.cordemergency.ca  and updates will also be there and released to the media as soon as it becomes available. Media can contact (250) 469-8493 if needed. Public inquiries can be directed to 1-877-569-8490.

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