Mount Law Wildfire update

News release No 19 — Central Okanagan, B.C. — The BC Wildfire Service says the Mount Law wildfire remains at 800 hectares and out of control.

BCWS states that with cold temperatures, high humidity and some precipitation, the fire has slowly spread down slope in the south towards the guard above Highway 97C. Crews will be conducting very small, planned hand ignitions to burn small pockets of fuel between the fire and the guard around all areas of the fire. While the threat has eased through much of the fire with mild weather conditions, it is still uncontained in areas and crews are working for containment during this period of mild weather.

“The Mount Law Wildfire remains active and West Kelowna and Peachland Fire Rescue crews are working alongside BC Wildfire to continue to support fire suppression efforts,” said Jason Brolund, Fire Chief of West Kelowna Fire Rescue. “We would like to thank the public for reporting flare ups and any further risks to structures.”

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

Residents in the Alert areas are reminded to be ready to leave their homes 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, 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.

One west bound lane on the Connector 97C is closed to traffic for the safety of crews and motorists. Please follow directions of highway and emergency workers and drive (according) to the conditions. Motorists are reminded they should not be stopping 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, sign up for e-updates, follow Central Okanagan Emergency Operations social media channels at or, or call the information line at 250-469-8490.