Evacuation Orders and Alerts for Clifton Road North and McKinley areas of Kelowna

Central Okanagan, B.C.  – Kelowna Fire crews are responding to spot fires coming across Okanagan Lake from the McDougall Creek Wildfire. A state of emergency has been declared in the City of Kelowna.

Residents in the in the Clifton Road North and McKinley Neighbourhoods are asked to evacuate. Residents along the west side of Glenmore Road from McKinley Beach to John Hindle Road have been put on Evacuation Alert.

To support first responders in the area, all properties north of and including Sheerwater Court, up to and including 2105 McKinley Road, including:

  • Arthur Court
  • Arthur Road
  • Bennett Road
  • Clifton Court
  • Clifton Lane
  • Clifton Road
  • Clifton Road North
  • Dewdney Road
  • Dubbin Road
  • Kyndree Court
  • Lochview Road
  • Lynn Court
  • McKinley Road
  • Paly Road
  • Prince Edward Drive
  • Sheerwater Court
  • Tina Court

Due to unpredictable fire behaviour, it is critical that all residents evacuate for their safety and the safety of first responders in the area.

Evacuees should register online at https://ess.gov.bc.ca. Evacuees are encouraged to find temporary lodging with family and friends, or visit a reception centre. The Salvation Army at 1480 Sutherland Avenue is available as a place to go if needed.   

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

All other properties on evacuation alert and order in the Central Okanagan 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.

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.

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: