News Release No. 24
Date: July 21, 2014
West Kelowna, B.C. – The Central Okanagan Emergency Operation Centre does not anticipate any further changes or adjustments in existing Evacuation Orders or Alerts before approximatelynoon, today.
Approximately 300 people from just over 130 homes remain under an Evacuation Order in the Tallus Ridge neighbourhood that are accessed via Mountains Hollow Lane and for properties accessed via Dixie Road in the Smith Creek neighbourhood. Just over 1,000 homes remain on Evacuation Alert and those residents should be prepared to leave their homes on short notice if conditions change. For a list and a map of street names and areas under Evacuation Order and those remaining under Evacuation Alert, please go to www.cordemergency.ca.
Overnight, fire crews from West Kelowna and the BC Wildfire Management Branch conducted patrols for hot spots and to extinguish any flare ups. The Branch advises the fire remains active at a size of 260-hectares and 60 per cent containment. Firefighters are reporting that more favourable weather conditions have helped in fighting the fire.
For those who remain on evacuation orders, the Emergency Support Services reception centre at Mount Boucherie Senior Secondary School will be open at 9 a.m. this morning.
The Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team (CDART) is available for residents still out of their homes if they need animal assistance by calling 250-470-0694.
Go to www.cordemergency.ca for the latest news and updated maps of the Evacuation Order and Evacuation Alert areas. Read updated posts at www.facebook.com/CORDEmergency or follow our tweets at www.twitter.com/CO_Emerg. The public information line is 250-469-8490.
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