Bear Creek Fire, 2016

Updates

1:00 PM Wed, Aug 24, 2016
The Emergency Operations Centre has prepared information that might be helpful for residents returning to their homes from the Bear Creek wildfire. Notice for Returning Residents The Bear Creek...
11:45 AM Wed, Aug 24, 2016
The Emergency Operations Centre advises that effective 12:00 p.m. today, the Evacuation Order and Alert for the Bear Creek fire are rescinded. No areas remain under Evacuation Order or Alert. Those...
10:15 AM Wed, Aug 24, 2016
Efforts are progressing to have those residents who are out of their homes due to the Bear Creek wildfire back by tonight. At this point, the Evacuation Order remains in effect for approximately 105...
7:30 AM Wed, Aug 24, 2016
Another good night for crews patrolling the Bear Creek wildfire. Firefighters extinguished a number of hotspots that popped up through the night across the fire area. No other issues were reported....
6:15 PM Tue, Aug 23, 2016
The Evacuation Order and Alert for the Bear Creek wildfire remain in effect. As the fire is still active and key infrastructure is being replaced, residents from 105 properties in the Traders Cove...
11:15 AM Tue, Aug 23, 2016
While the Bear Creek wildfire is now estimated at 75% containment, the area is not yet safe enough to allow remaining residents in Traders Cove to return. People may notice a lot of smoke and some...
6:45 AM Tue, Aug 23, 2016
Overnight structural crews from West Kelowna, Peachland, Joe Rich and North Westside fire departments worked alongside BC Wildfire Service firefighters monitoring the almost 53-hectare Bear Creek...
7:00 PM Mon, Aug 22, 2016
Kelowna, B.C. – The Evacuation Order for 105 properties in Traders Cove and Bear Creek Provincial Park will remain in place overnight. Westside Road remains closed between Bear Creek Provincial Park...
4:00 PM Mon, Aug 22, 2016
Kelowna, B.C. – Effective immediately, the Evacuation Order for 51 properties along Bear Creek Road north of the Parkinson road intersection including Dougmac, Rose Valley and Petterson Roads has...
3:45 PM Mon, Aug 22, 2016
Kelowna, B.C. – Campers evacuated from Bear Creek Provincial Park will be temporarily allowed into the campsite to remove their possessions, vehicles and trailers until 8 pm tonight. Access will also...
10:45 AM Mon, Aug 22, 2016
The Bear Creek wildfire is estimated at 25 hectares in size. Low overnight temperatures and precipitation have aided crews in monitoring and patrolling the wildfire. The Evacuation Order remains in...
6:30 AM Mon, Aug 22, 2016
Cool overnight temperatures and low winds supported crews monitoring and patrolling the Bear Creek wildfire. At this point no dwellings have been lost to the fire although some outbuildings (sheds)...
2:15 AM Mon, Aug 22, 2016
Structural fire crews from West Kelowna, Peachland, Wilson’s Landing, North Westside Fire Rescue and firefighters from the BC Wildfire Service are monitoring and patrolling the Bear Creek wildfire...
1:00 AM Mon, Aug 22, 2016
The following areas are on Evacuation Order due to the Bear Creek wildfire: Bear Creek Provincial Campground, Trader’s Cove, Bear Creek Road north of the Parkinson Road intersection including Dougmac...
11:45 PM Sun, Aug 21, 2016
All people evacuated south from Bear Creek Road are asked to report to the Emergency Support Services Center at 2466 Main Street. The Center is expected to be operational by 12:30 a.m. The following...
11:30 PM Sun, Aug 21, 2016
The following areas are being evacuated as a result of the Bear Creek wildfire: Traders Cove, Bear Creek Provincial Campground, Bear Creek Road north of Parkinson Road intersection including Dougmac...