Evacuation Order expanded north of Nahun to south of La Casa

News Release No. 10 

Date: Aug. 18, 2023 

Time: 8:30 a.m. 

Central Okanagan, B.C.  – Properties north of Nahun to, but not including, La Casa are now under Evacuation Order due the McDougall Creek Wildfire.  

Residents on Evacuation Order must leave the area immediately. It’s critical that all residents evacuate for their safety and the safety of first responders in the area.  

To ensure an orderly evacuation in these areas, please follow directions from emergency personnel. Public safety and the protection of critical infrastructure are the primary concerns at this time. 

Evacuees should register online at https://ess.gov.bc.ca or attend the Information Centre at Kal Tire Place located at 3445 43rd Ave in Vernon. 

Residents can refer to the interactive map on cordemergency.ca to search by street address if you are unsure whether you are affected.  

All other properties on evacuation alert and order remain in place. 

Residents under Evacuation Alert are advised to be ready to leave their home at a moment’s notice. They should prepare to be away from their home for an extended period of time, make arrangements for pets and pack essential items such as medicines and important documents.  

Weather alerts issued by Environment Canada are advising of gusty winds Thursday and overnight Friday may worsen wildfire conditions and possible new fire starts. 

Emergency Operations Centre staff are working with other response agencies to manage the situation and minimize the impacts. Public safety and the safety of emergency response personnel are the primary concerns at this time.  

Emergency response personnel request that: 

  • Those on evacuation alert pre-register at https://ess.gov.bc.ca/ ahead of time for Emergency Support Services should an Evacuation Order be declared.  

  • The public avoid the Evacuation Alert areas so emergency responders can effectively perform their duties 

  • Please only call 911 in case of emergency 

For up-to-date information on the situation, including a map, and to sign up for e-updates, visit cordemergency.ca. Information will also be provided via twitter.com/CO_Emerg and facebook.com/CORDEmergency.  

Roads are closed within Evacuations areas. For up to date road information, check DriveBC.ca 

BC Wildfire Service will provide an update mid-morning tomorrow and the EOC will issue further updates when more information is available.  

For more information, contact the information line at 250-469-8490 (local) or 1-877-569-8490 (toll-free). 

For municipal and local government information such as boat launch, park and road closures, visit their websites: