Brenda Creek wildfire Evacuation Alert continues News Release 6
News Release No. 6 Central Okanagan, B.C. – The Evacuation Alert continues for the Brenda Creek wildfire in a portion of the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area in the Regional District of Central Okanagan. The Alert affects 18 mostly rural properties, three recreation campsites and Crown land south of Highway 97-C and northwest of Peachland.
The BC Wildfire Service says the fire remains out of control and is estimated at 500 (corrected) hectares in size. Ground and air crews continue to fight the fire supported by firefighters and equipment from the Kelowna and West Kelowna fire departments.
BC Hydro reports its crews have been able to assess most of its transmission line and infrastructure in the fire area and they haven’t seen any damage. They have been applying fire retardant to protect the structures and powerline in the area of the fire. They remain ready to continue their assessments in areas that they haven’t been able to check out due to smoke from the wildfire.
Anyone that might be affected by any power outage on the west side of Okanagan Lake should visit the BC Hydro website for information on how to prepare:
Interior Health has information online to assist residents with food safety:
Fortis BC also has information for its customers that could be affected by the wildfire. For more information visit fortisbc.com/forestfires.
The next anticipated update from the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre will be at 12 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday). The EOC remains ready to respond to any change in fire conditions as it supports first responders.
All Central Okanagan residents are reminded that they should know the risks of potential emergencies, make a plan and prepare grab and go kits in the event they are required to leave their homes for at least 72 hours.
The Central Okanagan Emergency Operations website, cordemergency.ca, is a centralized location for regional public emergency and preparedness information, including links to useful provincial and federal emergency resources such as PreparedBC, BC Wildfire Services, Emergency Management BC and Air Quality readings.
Be sure to sign-up for e-updates to receive timely updates directly to your inbox about emergency incidents. The Central Okanagan Emergency Operation Centre also provides information on Facebook at facebook.com/CORDEmergency and Twitter at twitter.com/CO_Emerg