Mount Law Wildfire Update

Mount Law Wildfire News Release No. 20 Central Okanagan, B.C. — BC Wildfire Service says the Mount Law wildfire remains at 800 hectares and out of control, with no significant growth in the last 48 hours due to lower temps, and increased humidity.

BCWS says a number of planned, controlled ignitions will occur over the next several days which will result in increased smoke activity. These planned ignitions will take place both on the Drought Creek and Law Creek vicinity of the fire, which will be visible along the Highway 97C corridor.

“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, West Kelowna Fire Rescue Chief. “These controlled ignitions are helpful and required to strengthen control lines.  BC Wildfire will be letting the wildfire burn down to established guards so it can be put out there by fire crews.”

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 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, 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 westbound 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 conditions. 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, sign up for e-updates, follow Central Okanagan Emergency Operations social media channels at or, or call the information line at 250-469-8490.