OKANAGAN: Evacuation Order Change…

Hey everyone, there’s been changes to the remaining Evacuation Alert and Evacuation Order for the White Rock Lake fire. Check out the info bulletin released (below).

News Release no. 12 Central Okanagan, B.C. – The Regional District of Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre has updated the White Rock Lake wildfire Evacuation Orders and Alerts.

Order Rescinded

The Evacuation Order has been rescinded for La Casa Lakeside Resort, Fintry, Upper Fintry and Shalal Road and properties north of and including 6409 Westside Road to La Casa. Residents for these properties may now return home and remain on Evacuation Alert.  They must continue to be prepared to leave their homes on short notice should fire conditions change.  A detailed map showing the updated Evacuation Order and Alert area is available at www.cordemergency.ca/map.

The new Alert Area includes properties in communities along Westside Road from the south end of Valley of the Sun to north of and including 6409 Westside Road.

Returning residents should be aware electricity was off from Friday evening until BC Hydro was able to restore electrical service yesterday afternoon. 

Residents should consider potential food safety, water and sewage disposal issues related to the loss of power during a wildfire. Interior Health has information residents may consider to stay food safe and urge ‘When in doubt, throw it out’.  Specific food safety information is available on the Interior Health website:

The Regional District of Central Okanagan has issued Water Quality Advisories for the Upper Fintry-Shalal Rd.-Valley of the Sun and Westshore Estates water systems due to the wildfire.  A previous Water Quality Advisory for the Killiney Beach water system remains in place.  Visit www.rdco.com/water for details.

Alert Rescinded

The previous Evacuation Alert has been removed for the Westside Road communities from north of Traders Cove to south of 6409 Westside Road.  This Alert has also been removed for public lands north of Bear Lake Main and Esperon Creek Forest Service Roads to the western RDCO boundary. Visit www.cordemergency.ca/map for a detailed map.

Evacuation Order Continues, conditions remain unpredictable

The Evacuation Order continues for areas along Westside Road from the northern RDCO boundary to the south end of Valley of the Sun.  The Order also includes a mostly rural area of forest service roads outside the boundary of the North Westside Fire Service Area to the west of Westshore Estates and includes public lands within the RDCO boundary north and west of the Valley of the Sun subdivision.

The White Rock Lake wildfire remains classified as out of control by the BC Wildfire Services. […]

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