NR.1 Evacuation Order for Mt. Law wildfire (West Kelowna)
News Release 1, West Kelowna, B.C. — The Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre has been activated to support BC Wildfire Service crews fighting the Mt. Law wildfire in West Kelowna (north of Highway 97C, southwest of the Glenrosa neighbourhood).
An evacuation order has been issued for properties in the immediate area of the fire. Residents on evacuation order should leave their properties immediately. In addition a State of Local Emergency has been declared for the City of West Kelowna.
The properties on Evacuation Order are:
- 4713 MacKinnon Road
- 5000 Glenrosa Road (Bull Mountain Resort – formerly Crystal Mountain Resort)
- 4425 Glenrosa Road (Telemark Nordic Club)
- 3237 to 3530 Carre Road
- 3237 to 3512 Corine Road
- 3372 to 3725 Emerald Road
- 3496 Fenton Road
- 3318 to 3475 Gill Road
- 3280 to 3802 Glenrosa Road
- 3301 to 3583 McKellar Road
- 3230 to 3525 Preston Road
- 3325 to 3770 Turnbull Road
A detailed map is available showing affected properties at cordemergency.ca. Due to aggressive fire activity and wind conditions, it is anticipated that additional properties may be placed on Evacuation Order and/or Alert later this (Sunday) evening. Residents can stay informed by signing up for e-updates at cordemergency.ca.
All residents on evacuation order should leave their properties immediately, be prepared to be away from their homes for an extended period of time, and report to Emergency Social Services (ESS). Evacuees can pre-register with ESS online at ess.gov.bc.ca.
An Emergency Support Services (ESS) reception centre for evacuated residents specific to the Mt. Law wildfire has been set up at Jim Lind Arena located at 2760 Cameron Road, West Kelowna.
Evacuees will still need to visit the ESS Reception Centre in order to receive the appropriate supplier forms as specific paperwork is required in order to access these services. ESS volunteers are available, as needed, to help affected Central Okanagan residents. Residents that are evacuated from their homes must report to the reception centre to receive any assistance and lodging.
Emergency response personnel request that the public:
- Avoid the area so emergency responders can effectively perform their duties
- Please only call 9-1-1 in case of emergency.
- Call *5555 on a cell phone to report a wildfire.
- Monitor cordemergency.ca, facebook.com/cordemergency or twitter.com/CO_emerg for official situation updates and preparedness information
For more information about this wildfire, visit cordemergency.ca, sign up for e-updates, or call the information line at 250-469-8490.