Update on wildfire in vicinity of Bear Creek Road

News release No. 2  — Central Okanagan, B.C. — A portion of the tactical evacuation order has been lifted for Sail View Bay but remains in effect for all properties along Bear Creek Road, north of Parkinson Road as municipal and BC Wildfire Service crews continue efforts to suppress a fire burning east of Rose Valley Reservoir.

BCWS estimates the size of the wildfire at three hectares.

Westside Road is re-opened to single lane alternating traffic. Please obey road crews and maintain safe speeds through the area. Motorists should not be stopping along Westside Road to observe or take photos of the wildfire and to allow crews to safely do their work. For further updates on Westside Road, please go to www.drivebc.ca.

The Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre remains activated to support West Kelowna, Kelowna, Wilson’s Landing and BC Wildfire Service crews fighting the wildfire.

For public safety reasons, residents and visitors must remain at a safe distance from the fire and all emergency response activities in the area.

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