Brenda Creek wildfire Evacuation Alert continues News Release No. 8

News Release No. 8 Central Okanagan, B.C. – The Brenda Creek wildfire is estimated at approximately 480 hectares in the area south of the Okanagan Connector Highway 97-C and northwest of Peachland.

As the fire remains out of control, the Evacuation Alert remains in place for a portion of the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area within the Regional District of Central Okanagan.  This affects approximately 18 properties with registered owners, three recreational camp areas and Crown land.  BC Wildfire’s Area Restriction Order is also in place for Crown land within the boundaries of an online map

BC Wildfire says it has 23 firefighters on the ground today along with two helicopters and 11 pieces of heavy equipment working on the fire.

They’re being supported by another 17 structural firefighters and equipment from the Kelowna, West Kelowna, Peachland, North Westside and Willowbrook fire departments.  These firefighters are doing fuel mitigation around power poles while monitoring and protecting the BC Hydro transmission corridor through the fire area.

BC Hydro continues to actively monitor its transmission line and infrastructure through the Brenda Creek wildfire area. This morning’s aerial review of the transmission line did not show any damage. However the fire is still nearby. Crews remain on standby and ready to respond at a moment’s notice.

Customers are encouraged to learn more about preparing for any potential electricity outage by visiting BC Hydro’s website:

Local governments and supporting agencies continue preparations in the event of any disruption of electrical supply to BC Hydro customers in West Kelowna, Peachland, Westbank First Nation reserves #9 and #10 and the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area.

Interior Health has food safety information online to assist residents and businesses that could be impacted by any disruption in electrical service:

Fortis BC also has information for its customers that could be affected by the wildfire. For more information visit

The next update from the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre will be at 12 p.m. Monday.  The EOC remains ready to respond to any change in fire conditions as it supports first responders on the Brenda Creek wildfire.

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 Be Prepared page 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. 

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