Bear Creek campers invited to pick up their belongings

Campers must access the campground from West Kelowna. Registered Campers will be escorted into the park by the RCMP and Campground staff.

  • Aug. 22, 2016 9:00 a.m.

The media were allowed in to part of the area burned by the Bear Creek fire Monday afternoon to see just how close the flames came to some buildings. As of Monday morning

Campers evacuated from Bear Creek Provincial Park will be temporarily allowed into the campsite to remove their possessions, vehicles and trailers until 8 p.m. tonight.

Access will also be available for a limited time tomorrow morning beginning at 8 a.m.

Campers must access the campground from West Kelowna. Registered Campers will be escorted into the park by the RCMP and Campground staff. All campers must quickly retrieve their possessions and re-exit the area.

Bear Creek Provincial Park remains under Evacuation Order and campers are advised that the area is an active fire zone and contains hazards. Westside Road remains closed between Bear Creek Provincial Park and Traders Cove.

Visit or follow @CO_Emerg on Twitter for the latest updates including a map of the evacuation order and alert areas.

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