Okanagan Centre Fire Evacuation Order Remains Overnight

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 4:07pm

Central Okanagan, B.C. – There will be no change to the Okanagan Centre wildfire Evacuation Order tonight. Emergency crews will continue to work on the fire overnight, working towards full containment.

An Evacuation Order remains in place for Nighthawk Road, Long Road and Tyndall Road from south of 10810 to the end of the pavement. Jack Seaton Park and Trails remain closed. Approximately 58 properties remain on Evacuation Order. No Evacuation Alerts are in place at this time.

The Okanagan Centre wildfire is now 75% contained and is estimated at 50.3 hectares in size.

When it is safe to remove the evacuation order, residents will be allowed home.

RCMP are maintaining road blocks in the evacuated area and are conducting ongoing roaming patrols. Members of the public are asked to stay away from evacuated areas to aid in the emergency response. RCMP have indicated zero tolerance for people accessing closed areas.

Check out the map at www.cordemergency.ca/map and search by address to determine if an area or street is under evacuation order.

Information is also available via the https://twitter.com/CO_Emerg and https://www.facebook.com/CORDEmergency/ For more information contact the Information Office at 250-469-8490 or 1-877-569-8490 (toll-free).

It is anticipated that the next update from the Emergency Operations Centre will be at approximately 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 18.