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Fire safety as fire hazard rises across Central Okanagan
June 14, 2019
It didn’t take long for the hot, dry weather to see the fire danger rating in the Central Okanagan rise. The fire hazard is now high and moving toward extreme. Earlier this week the Kamloops Fire Centre introduced bans on all category 2 and 3 fires on Crown and private lands outside a fire...
Spring into emergency safety preparations
April 10, 2019
Spring has sprung in the Central Okanagan and while our valley gets greener, it also means local governments, industry experts and residents are keeping a close eye on conditions. We know the snowpack is low, spring snowmelt is early and the weather has been favourable, however, industry and...
Be prepared: know the risks, make a plan, get a kit and subscribe
March 7, 2019
Any Central Okanagan resident who has faced a natural emergency would tell you that it’s easier to cope with the stress of being out of their homes when: They knew the risks in advance and prepared and practiced a family/business emergency plan. They prepared family/vehicle ‘Grab and Go’ kits and...
Evacuation Alerts rescinded for Wilden area: Yates Road Fire
July 29, 2018
The Yates Road fire is under control and fire officials have deemed the area safe for the public. Effective at 11:30 a.m., the Evacuation Alert has been rescinded for all 933 properties in the Wilden area of Kelowna. Residents looking for information regarding aerial fire retardant on their...
Yates Road fire under control; precautionary evacuation alerts remain in place
July 28, 2018
News Release No. 3 Kelowna, B.C.  – Fire crew officials with the Kelowna Fire Department have the Yates Road fire in Kelowna under control at this time. It is in mop-up stage, which means fire crews are going through the area thoroughly looking for hotspots to ensure they are all extinguished with...