News Release No. 26
Date: July 21, 2014
West Kelowna, B.C. – An Evacuation Order for the Smith Creek Fire remains in effect for eight privately owned lots in the interface areas immediately above Smith Creek, Tallus Ridge and Shannon Woods Neighbourhoods, including all properties accessed off Dixie Road.
Two residents living on a property accessed off Dixie Road remain under Evacuation Order, the other properties are unoccupied. The Evacuation Order area, including parks, trails and public and private lands, remains closed to the public, including Wildhorse Park and Tallus Park.
The Smith Creek Fire remains active and approximately 2,500 residents who have returned to more than 1,100 homes remain on Evacuation Alert and should be prepared to leave on short notice. The public must stay out of fire-affected areas for their own safety and obey all warning and hazards signs.
Fire officials continue to assess the fire situation and the future status of the Evacuation Orders and Alerts.
Residents are asked if they see any fire activity related to the Smith Creek fire, not to call 9-1-1 as crews will still be actively working in the area and monitoring the situation.
The latest information, including street names and property descriptions, that remain under Evacuation Order, and street names that remain on Evacuation Alert can be found atwww.cordemergency.ca along with an interactive map of the Evacuation Order and Alert areas.
The Emergency Support Services Reception Centre at Mount Boucherie Senior Secondary School will close at 6 p.m., Monday, July 21. The residents remaining on Evacuation Order will be provided Emergency Support Services assistance as needed.
The Emergency Operation Centre is standing down for the time being. Further updates will be posted, on an as needed basis, at www.cordemergency.ca.
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