Wildfire Evacuation Alert Expanded and State of Local Emergency

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:52pm

Central Okanagan, B.C. — A State of Local Emergency has been declared in the District of Peachland and an Evacuation Alert issued for 596 properties south of Princeton Avenue east to Highway 97.  The approximately 1,490 residents living within this large area of Peachland should be prepared to leave their homes on short notice for an extended period of time due to the potential threat from wildfires burning south of the municipality.

A detailed map showing all the new properties on the Evacuation Alert can be found at cordemergency.ca/map.

The following addresses and streets are affected by the Evacuation Alert:

  • 6107 – 6146 AITKENS RD
  • 4720 - 4728 BLACKSMITH PL
  • 6205 - 6230 BONNIE LANE
  • 6272 – 6590 BULYEA AVE
  • 6148 – 6178 DAVIES CRES
  • 4948 – 5079 ELLIOTT AVE
  • 6503 – 6551 FERGUSON PL
  • 6093 – 6212 GUMMOW RD
  • 6040 – 6054 HAWKES ST
  • 6201 – 6265 HEIGHWAY LANE
  • 5920 – 6663 HIGHWAY 97
  • 5247 INGA ST
  • 6400 -6493 KEYES AVE
  • 6106 – 6266 LIPSETT AVE
  • 6421 - 6465 MACK RD
  • 5440 – 5463 MCDOUGALD RD
  • 6229 – 6261 MILLER RD
  • 5420 – 5443 PIERCE PL
  • 5357 – 5495 PIERCE ST
  • 5960 – 5976 PRINCESS ST
  • 4525 – 5379 PRINCETON AVE (odd addresses on south side)
  • 6472 – 6486 RENFREW CRT
  • 6226 – 6650 RENFREW RD
  • RENFREW RD PARK CEMETERY
  • 6482 – 6568 SHERBURN RD
  • 6404 – 6439 STUART CRES
  • 6471 – 6485 STUART CRES S
  • 6267 SUNDSTROM CRT
  • 6306 – 6376 TOPHAM PL
  • 6363 – 6575 VERNON AVE
  • 6203 – 6297 WHINTON CRES
  • 6107 - 6192 WILSON RD
  • 6325 – 6391 YORK LANE

All previously issued Evacuation Orders and Alerts remain in effect.  Earlier this evening three properties within the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area (303, 305 and 307 Log Chute Road) were placed on Evacuation Order.

An Emergency Support Services reception centre is set up at the Lakeview Heights Baptist Church, 2630 Alhambra Drive in West Kelowna to help affected residents. Residents that are out of their homes must report to the reception centre to receive any assistance and lodging.

Monitor cordemergency.ca, facebook.com/cordemergency or twitter.com/CO_emerg for confirmed information about the situation

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

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.