Bear Creek Fire News Release 12

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 6:15pm

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 subdivision will remain out of their homes until it is safe for them to return.

The Emergency Support Services Reception Centre in the Lions Community Hall at 2466 Main Street in West Kelowna is now closed for the day. It will reopen at 10:00 tomorrow morning to provide assistance to those residents that are on Evacuation Order.

Approximately 65 properties remain on Evacuation Alert including 51 along Bear Creek Road north of the Parkinson Road intersection including Dougmac, Rose Valley and Petterson Roads and14 properties in the Pine Point subdivision off Westside Road, north of Traders Cove. These residents should be prepared to leave their home with short notice.

View the map on to see the current area under evacuation order or evacuation alert.

Wilson’s Landing structural firefighters along with those from the BC Wildfire Service will continue monitoring patrols through the almost 53-hectare fire area through the night. RCMP patrols through the Evacuation area will also continue.

Westside Road remains closed between Bear Creek Provincial Park and Traders Cove through the fire area. Crews have been actively working to try and provide some vehicle access and there may be additional information on this tomorrow morning.

The next update from the Emergency Operations Centre will be at 8:00 am tomorrow (Wednesday).

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