Mount Law Wildfire update No. 26

News Release No. 26 Central Okanagan, B.C. — With the assistance from additional fire crews from Mexico that arrived at the Mount Law wildfire yesterday, paired with favourable weather conditions, there has been no significant growth of the fire in the last 24 hours. Any new, key info – may need to call BCWFS to get if not available on wildfire of note page.

“Visible smoke plumes continue in the area and while we know seeing smoke of any kind can be quite concerning for residents, these plumes are coming from within the perimeter of the fire,” said Jason Brolund, Fire Chief of West Kelowna Fire Rescue. “There are some active areas in this fire, BC Wildfire assures us there is an established fire guard around the perimeter and those lines are not currently being challenged.”

There are no changes to Evacuation Orders or Alerts. A detailed map showing properties on Order and Alert can be found at

Residents in the Alert areas should be prepared to leave their home at a moment’s notice. They should pre-register with Emergency Support Services (ESS) online at, make arrangements for pets and pack essential items such as medicines and important documents.

An area restriction order remains in place in the vicinity of the wildfire. The order restricts access to public land, including for recreation activity such as hiking, bike, or ATV riding, but does not apply to private/residential properties. A detailed description of the Area Restriction Order is available on the BC Wildfire information bulletin. A map indicating the boundaries of the restriction is available on the Area Restriction Map.

Motorists are reminded to 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 and can check Drive BC for the latest information on traffic impacts.

Anyone who witnesses any spot fires threatening homes or other areas showing rapid growth should call 9-1-1 immediately, and fire crews will be directed to that area.

Central Okanagan evacuees can find out more about Emergency Support Services by calling 250-469-8512 or by visiting the Central Okanagan ESS Reception Centre at 1480 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, open from noon to 6 p.m. today and noon to 6 p.m. tomorrow, Monday August 30.

For more information on the Mount Law wildfire, visit or the BC Wildfire Service website, sign up for e-updates, follow Central Okanagan Emergency Operations social media channels at or, or call the information line at 250-469-8490.