Evacuation Alerts Remain in Effect for Mt. Eneas Fire - News Release No. 13

Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 3:35pm

Central Okanagan, B.C.  – Evacuation Alerts will remain in effect overnight for 698 properties in the Central Okanagan Regional District in the vicinity of the 1,400 hectare Mt. Eneas and the 150 hectare Munro Forest Service Road Wildfires.

BC Wildfire Service crews spent the day conducting planned burning to merge the two fires by expending ground fuels in a controlled fashion while weather conditions remained favourable to do so. While progress was made on all fronts, the combined Mt. Eneas wildfire was still considered out of control by mid-Sunday afternoon. Further information is available at www.bcwildfire.ca by visiting Wildfires of Note.  

In the Central Okanagan, the following addresses remain on Evacuation Alert:

  • 7100 – 7210 Brent Road
  • 7212 – 7280 Highway 97 South
  • Finlay Creek Cabins

All alerts and orders remain rescinded for the Goode’s Creek Wildfire south of Kelowna and the Law Creek Wildfire south of West Kelowna. BC Wildfire says no significant growth had occurred on either of these fires by mid-Sunday afternoon.

For an interactive map of affected areas in the Central Okanagan, go to cordemergency.ca/map.

For information on properties to the south within the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, including Greata Ranch and Okanagan Lake Provincial Park, please visit rdos.bc.ca.

The Central Okanagan Emergency Support Services (ESS) Reception Centre remains closed and will reopen as needed.

The next update from Central Okanagan Emergency Operations is expected to be released Monday, July 23 or sooner, if conditions change.

For information about current wildfires in the Central Okanagan, visit cordemergency.ca; sign up for e-updates; or call the information line at 250-469-8490. You can also monitor the social media channels for official situation updates and preparedness information on facebook.com/cordemergency and on twitter.com/CO_emerg.