Evacuation Alert for Brenda Creek wildfire News Release 2

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 11:55am

News Release No. 2 Central Okanagan, B.C. – An Evacuation Alert remains in effect for a portion of the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area in the Regional District of Central Okanagan due to the Brenda Creek wildfire.

This area is south of Highway 97-C (Okanagan Connector) and northwest of Peachland and is mostly rural Crown land.

The Central Okanagan Emergency Operation Centre continues to support the BC Wildfire Service, BC Hydro and other agencies in responding to this wildfire.

The EOC team is working on advance planning in the event of any potential interruption in electrical service for those in nearby Peachland, West Kelowna, Westbank First Nation reserves #9 and #10 and areas serviced by BC Hydro within the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area.

BC Hydro’s website bchydro.com has information available for residents to check the status of any power outages and how to stay safe during any extended outage. 

The Emergency program reminds all Central Okanagan residents 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