Evacuation order further adjusted after Okanagan Centre fire

Wildfire Evacuation Order area adjusted on the southern border to exclude eleven properties

The Okanagan Centre wildfire Evacuation Order area has been adjusted on the southern border to exclude eleven properties along Tyndall Road.

“An Evacuation Order remains in place for Nighthawk Road, Long Road and Tyndall Road from south of 10810 to the end of the pavement. Jack Seaton Park remains closed,” reads the latest release from CORD Emergency.

“Approximately 58 properties remain on Evacuation Order. Eleven large, undeveloped properties on the gravel portion of Tyndall Road are no longer on evacuation order.”

No Evacuation Alerts are in place at this time.

The Okanagan Centre wildfire is now 75 per cent contained and is estimated at 50.3 hectares in size.

Ground crews will continue extinguishing spot fires and conducting danger tree assessments and falling in fire impacted areas. When it is safe to remove the evacuation order, residents will be allowed home.

RCMP are maintaining road blocks in the evacuated area and are conducting ongoing roaming patrols. Members of the public are asked to stay away from evacuated areas to aid in the emergency response. RCMP have indicated zero tolerance for people accessing closed areas.

Check out the map at www.cordemergency.ca/map and search by address to determine if an area or street is under evacuation order.

For more information contact the Information Office at 250-469-8490 or 1-877-569-8490 (toll-free).