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Bear Creek Fire News Release 13
August 24, 2016
Another good night for crews patrolling the Bear Creek wildfire. Firefighters extinguished a number of hotspots that popped up through the night across the fire area. No other issues were reported. RCMP security patrols continue inside the evacuation area. BC Hydro crews worked hard yesterday and...
Bear Creek Fire News Release 12
August 23, 2016
The Evacuation Order and Alert for the Bear Creek wildfire remain in effect. As the fire is still active and key infrastructure is being replaced, residents from 105 properties in the Traders Cove subdivision will remain out of their homes until it is safe for them to return. The Emergency Support...
Bear Creek Fire News Release 11
August 23, 2016
While the Bear Creek wildfire is now estimated at 75% containment, the area is not yet safe enough to allow remaining residents in Traders Cove to return. People may notice a lot of smoke and some visible flames coming from the active fire area as crews continue working to fully extinguish the...
Bear Creek Fire News Release 10
August 23, 2016
Overnight structural crews from West Kelowna, Peachland, Joe Rich and North Westside fire departments worked alongside BC Wildfire Service firefighters monitoring the almost 53-hectare Bear Creek wildfire. They were busy extinguishing hotspots throughout the fire area. Yesterday under favourable...
Bear Creek News Release 9
August 22, 2016
Kelowna, B.C. – The Evacuation Order for 105 properties in Traders Cove and Bear Creek Provincial Park will remain in place overnight. Westside Road remains closed between Bear Creek Provincial Park and Traders Cove. In addition, the Evacuation Alert remains in place for 51 properties along Bear...