Mount Law Wildfire update
News Release No. 23 - Central Okanagan, B.C. — BC Wildfire has indicated the Mount Law fire remains at an estimated 930 hectares. Recent growth is due to more accurate mapping and not increased fire activity. The fire remains out of control, however, significant progress has been made in securing fire guards.
“Weather has been favorable and is cooperating with the efforts of BC Wildfire,” says WKFR Fire Chief Jason Brolund. “Please continue with your patience as everyone works hard to make your community safe.”
The following properties remain on Evacuation Order:
- 4713 MacKinnon Road
- 3250 Highway 97
Evacuation Alert areas remain in effect; find a detailed map showing properties on Order and Alert or enter your address to search at cordemergency.ca.
Residents in the Alert areas are reminded to be ready to leave their home at a moment’s notice. They should be prepared to be away from their home for an extended period of time, pre-register with ESS online at ess.gov.bc.ca, make arrangements for pets and pack essential items such as medicines and important documents.
An area restriction remains in place for public safety reasons and the public is reminded to maintain a safe distance from the fire and all fire suppression activity.
Motorists should not stop along the highway to observe or take photos of the wildfire and to allow crews to safely do their work. Motorists are to follow the direction of highway crews.
For more information about the Mount Law wildfire, visit cordemergency.ca or bcwildfireservices, and sign up for e-updates, follow Central Okanagan Emergency Operations social media channels at facebook.com/cordemergency or twitter.com/CO_emerg, or call the information line at 250-469-8490.