Mt. Eneas Wildfire Evacuation Alert Issued

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 5:01pm

Central Okanagan, B.C. — An Evacuation Alert has been issued for 60 properties in the southern end of Peachland and some properties within the Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area West affected by the Mt. Eneas wildfire.

A detailed map showing all the properties on the Evacuation Alert can be found at cordemergency.ca/map.

Properties affected by the Evacuation Alert within the Electoral Area include:

  • 6801 – 6895 Highway 97 S
  • 303 - 307 Log Chute Rd

Properties affected by the Evacuation Alert within the District of Peachland include:

  • 6649 Hardy St
  • 6696 Highway 97
  • 6705 Highway 97
  • Units 1 – 40  6711 Highway 97
  • 6691 – 6789 Thorne Rd

It is estimated approximately 150 people are affected by this alert.  All people on evacuation alert should be prepared to leave on short notice if 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 page for more information.

The BC Wildfire Service estimates the size of the Mt. Eneas wildfire at approximately 500-hectares.

The existing evacuation order for Brent Road and Highway 97 South remains in effect. For a detailed map showing affected properties, visit cordemergency.ca/map.

For more information on properties on evacuation order and alert within the boundaries of the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, visit rdos.bc.ca. This includes Okanagan Lake Provincial Park and the Greata Ranch area.

An Emergency Support Services reception centre is set up at the Lakeview Heights Baptist Church, 2630 Alhambra Drive in West Kelowna. ESS volunteers will be available until 8 p.m. tonight to help affected residents. Residents that are out of their homes must report to the reception centre to receive any assistance and lodging.

New information will be released as soon as it becomes available.

Monitor cordemergency.ca, facebook.com/cordemergency or twitter.com/CO_emerg for confirmed information about the situation

For more information, visit cordemergency.ca, sign up for e-updates or call the information line at 250-469-8490.