Finlay Creek Fire Evacuation Alerts - News Release No.1

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 9:10pm

The Emergency Operations Centre has been activated to support BC Wildfire Service crews fighting a wildfire in the Finlay Creek area, southwest of Peachland.

Evacuation alerts have been issued for two areas for a total of over 100 properties along the boundary between the District of Peachland and Regional District of Central Okanagan.

Properties affected by the evacuation alert are on the south of Princeton Avenue and south to the District of Peachland boundary, including:

  • 5247 Inga Street
  • 6400-6493 Keyes Avenue
  • 5357-5495 Pierce Street
  • 5420-5443 Pierce Place
  • 5440-5463 McDougland Road
  • 5155-5379 Princeton Avenue (south side of the road only)

An evacuation alert has also been issued for properties west of Antlers Beach including:

  • 6705-6711 Highway 97
  • 6691-6789 Thorne Road
  • 303-307 Log Chute Drive

A detailed map is available showing affected properties at www.cordemergency.ca.

All properties on evacuation alert should be prepared to leave on short notice should conditions change. Residents in the affected area should be prepared to be away from their homes for an extended period of time, make arrangements for pets and pack essential items such as medicines and important documents. Visit the be prepared pageĀ for more information.

The fire is currently estimated at 100 hectares. BC Wildfire Service crews will continue to action the fire overnight. No structures in the area are immediately threatened. New information will be released as soon as it becomes available.

Emergency response personnel request that the public:

  • Avoid the area so emergency responders can effectively perform their duties
  • Monitor cordemergency.ca for confirmed information about the situation
  • Please only CALL 9-1-1 in case of emergency
  • Monitor cordemergency.ca, facebook.com/CORDEmergency or twitter.com/CO_Emerg for confirmed information about the situation