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Smith Creek Wildfire: Fire doubles in size

Water bombers attack the Smith Creek wildfire Friday. - Wade Paterson/Capital News
Water bombers attack the Smith Creek wildfire Friday.
— image credit: Wade Paterson/Capital News

The Smith Creek Fire has grown to 400 hectares with aircraft and ground crews continuing a vigorous attack and trying to establish fire guards to contain the blaze.

Approximately 2,500 residents from almost 1,100 homes remain out of their homes under an evacuation order.

Areas affected by the evacuation order are:

  • Smith Creek
  • Tallus Ridge
  • Alexandria Way
  • Shannon Woods

Residents from about 150 properties on Lenz Road, including the Pinewood Villa Mobile Home Park, and from 1898 to 2515 Bartley Road also remain on evacuation alert. An evacuation alert indicates the residents must be prepared to leave their homes on short notice should the fire grow.

Westside residents are also being asked to prepare for possible power outages by Central Okanagan Emergencies.

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