A photo of the Finlay Creek wildfire.                                (CJ Ward/Submitted photo)

A photo of the Finlay Creek wildfire. (CJ Ward/Submitted photo)

Evac alert lifted for 64 properties near Finlay Creek fire

140 properties were previously on alert between Faulder and Garnet Valley; just 76 remain in Faulder

Some property owners in the Faulder area can breathe a little sigh of relief, as an evacuation alert has been lifted for 64 properties.

Previously, a total of 111 properties were under evacuation alert in the Faulder area west of Summerland, while 29 properties were under alert in Garnet Valley due to the Finlay Creek fire, currently estimated at 2,139 hectares, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service website.

Related: Finlay Creek wildfire held overnight at 1,000 hectares

According to a recent release from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, just 76 properties in the Faulder area remain on alert, and all Garnet Valley evacuation alerts were lifted.

A mandatory evacuation order for 55 properties in Meadow Valley is still in place, with the Finlay Creek wildfire still believed to be a threat to properties in the area.

The fire is believed to be 15 per cent contained, and while the fire grew in size by Friday, that has mostly been on the slopes of Mount Acland. Fire crews reportedly have done some controlled burns to reduce fuel for the fire to grow further.

Faulder area residents were asked earlier this week to reduce water usage, as the water system was nearly drained Sunday night from residents dumping water on their properties to help protect against fire.

Related: Faulder asked to conserve water

Residents under evacuation order in the Meadow Valley area are asked to check in at the emergency reception area at the Summerland Arena and Curling Club at 8820 Jubilee Road East, if they haven’t already.

The reception centre is scheduled to be open daily from 8 a.m. to noon until Sunday.

Those who require assistance are asked to call the RDOS reception centre at 250-462-0823, or the provincial emergency program after hours at 1-800-663-3456 for emergencies.

A map of all evacuation orders, alerts and rescinds can be found below. More information on both fires can be found at the RDOS website.

Related: Work underway to control Diamond Creek fire

 

Evac alert lifted for 64 properties near Finlay Creek fire

Just Posted

Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Abandonded campfire results in Kelowna bushfire

The fire was measured at 20 feet by 20 feet in size and has been deemed not suspicious in nature

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce will host the Valley Wide Business Expo May 4 at Predator Ridge Resort. (photo submitted)
Golf raffle helps Okanagan families score homes

Habitat for Humanity Okanagan swinging into action this summer with a new raffle

(Facebook/Kelowna Cabs)
Kelowna Cabs reaches tentative agreement with dispatchers union

The tentative agreement could help end the dispute between the taxi company and the dispatchers

sdaf
Lake Country home destroyed in large blaze, 11 dogs rescued

Fire crews are responding to 10839 Hallam Drive

Festivals Kelowna president Richard Groves and executive director Renata Mills wrap themselves in the flag during the announcement of preparations for the 2018 Canada Day festival. (Alistair Waters/Capital News)
Festivals Kelowna cancels Canada Day celebrations for second year in a row

The group cited logistic issues in their announcement

Bear wanders Kelowna on June 15. (Michelle Wallace/Facebook)
Bear climbs fence, uses crosswalk in Kelowna

The bear was spotted on Baron Road Wednesday evening

Jeanette Megens
KCR: Volunteering is sharing your story

Kelowna Community Resources shares stories of its volunteers in a weekly column

The border crossing into the United States is seen during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lacolle, Que. on Friday, February 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
U.S. border restrictions to remain in place until at least July 21

Safety minister says Canada, U.S. extending restrictions on non-essential international travel

This photo of the small wildfire burning above Naramata was taken at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021 (Monique Tamminga Western News)
BC Wildfire on scene of small wildfire above Naramata

Smoke has been showing since earlier in the day

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Students in the Grade 10 entrepreneurship program at Summerland Unisus School have completed a cookbook with international recipes. (Contributed)
Summerland students create virtual international cookbook

Entrepreneurship program at Summerland Unisus School uses virtual cookbook as fundraiser

Hundreds of people, young and old, joined the three-day Walking Our Spirits Home procession, honouring residential school survivors, those who never made it home and all those affected by the institutions. Here people walk the third portion on June 13. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Walking Our Spirits Home from Kamloops provides path to healing

First Nations in and beyond Secwépemc territory join in to honour residential school survivors

FILE – A science class at L.A. Matheson Secondary in Surrey, B.C. on March 12, 2021. (Lauren Collins/Surrey Now Leader)
Teachers’ union wants more COVID transmission data as B.C. prepares for back-to-school

BCTF says that details will be important as province works on plan for September

201 First Street West 1980s. Prior revitalization. (Photo from Revelstoke Museum and Archives)
Man who redesigned downtown Revelstoke honoured with lifetime achievement award

Robert Inwood has worked on historical projects across the province

Most Read