Update on Mt. Eneas and Good Creek Wildfires - News Release No. 2

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 8:44am

Central Okanagan, B.C. – Crews continue to work on the Mt. Eneas fire (south of Peachland) and the Good Creek fire (within Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park) wildfires today. Fire suppression will include activity from the ground and air. As water bombers will be active in both areas, people are reminded to stay clear so that crews can do their job safely.

Both fires are estimated at 200 ha. It is expected that BC Wildfire Service will update this estimate later today.  

All evacuation alerts and orders remain in effect. For a map of the affected properties in the Central Okanagan, 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.

Highway 97, between Peachland and Summerland, is open to alternating traffic. For highway updates, visit the Drive BC website.

An Emergency Support Services (ESS) reception centre for evacuated residents is located at the Lakeview Heights Baptist Church, 2630 Alhambra Drive in West Kelowna. ESS volunteers will be available starting at 8:30 a.m. this morning to help affected Central Okanagan residents. Residents that are evacuated from 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.

For more information about wildfires in British Columbia, visit the BC Wildfire website.

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