Evacuation orders for Still Pond. Prospera Place opens for overnight shelter.
Kelowna, B.C. – Properties in the Still Pond area have been placed under Evacuation Order as crews respond to fires in the Clifton/McKinley areas of Kelowna. These properties have been tactically evacuated by emergency responders.
Properties added under this Evacuation Order are all properties surrounding Hidden Lake and Still Pond, including:
- Begbie Rd (excluding 2050, 2080, 2130 and 2150)
- Big Rock Crt
- Hidden Hills Dr
- Hidden Lake Pl
- Hidden Ridge Pl
- Long Ridge Crt
- Long Ridge Dr
- Still Pond Lane
- Still Pond Pl
- Twin Ridge Crt
- Union Rd
Evacuees should register online at https://ess.gov.bc.ca. Evacuees are encouraged to find temporary lodging with family and friends.
All reception centres in West Kelowna, Kelowna and Vernon have closed for the evening. An overnight shelter centre has opened at Prospera Place, 1223 Water Street, Kelowna for evacuees requiring a place to go overnight. Small pets caged or leashed are permitted.
ESS will be available to evacuees in the morning to assist with registrations.
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).
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