News release No. 1 - Wildfire in vicinity of Bear Creek Road

Central Okanagan, BC - The Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre has been activated to support West Kelowna Fire Rescue, along with BC Wildfire Service crews, fighting a wildfire in the vicinity of Westside Road north of Sail View Bay.

Crews have begun tactical evacuations in areas surrounding the fire. All residents located on Bear Creek Road, north of ParkinsonĀ Road, including the Sail View Bay subdivision, are asked to evacuate the area immediately.

For public safety reasons, residents and visitors are reminded to maintain a safe distance from the fire and all fire suppression activities.

Motorists are reminded that they should not be stopping along Westside Road to observe or take photos of the wildfire and to allow crews to safely do their work. Motorists are to follow the direction of road crews.

For more information about this wildfire, visit, sign up for e-updates, follow the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre on or or call the information line at 250-469-8490.