Truswell Fire, evacuations
A six-storey condominium under construction on Truswell and Capozzi roads caught on fire today near the Hotel Eldorado in South Kelowna at approximately 11:30 A.M. The building was uninhabited at the time however all residents on Truswell have been evacuated along with the Mission Shores Lakeside Resort.
The majority of the building under construction has collapsed due to the fire which also spread to adjacent buildings, including the roof of Waters Edge at 3865 Truswell Rd, and adjacent units of the Walnut Grove Motel.
Evacuees are being directed to the Salvation Army, 1480 Sutherland Ave, where Emergency Support Services are set up.
People are being asked to stay clear of the area as it remains under restricted access.
The hot dry weather continues to push the fire danger across the province to critical, and people are being asked to remain extremely cautious with items such as barbecues and cigarettes.
To stay informed about the fire or evacuations, visit www.cordemergency.ca, sign up for e-updates or call the information line at 250-469-8490.