UPDATED: Evacuation orders and alerts issued in and near Summerland

UPDATED: Evacuation orders and alerts issued in and near Summerland

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen issues evacuation orders; Summerland issues alert

6:16 p.m.

The municipality of Summerland has issued an evacuation order for all properties along Garnet Valley Road from Wildhorse Road north.

Residents must leave the area immediately because of the immediate threat of wildfires.

RCMP members are delivering the notices and assisting with the evacuation.

An Emergency Services Reception Centre has been set up at the Summerland Curling Club, 8820 Jubilee Rd. Everyone affected within the evacuation order area is asked to register at the centre. Those not using the emergency social services area are still required to register.

In addition, an evacuation road is issued for Garnet Valley Road between Jones Flat Road and Wildhorse Road.

Anyone with questions about the evacuation order or evacuation alert is asked to call the District of Summerland Wildfire Emergency Line at 250-486-3765.

12:05 p.m.

The municipality of Summerland and the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen have issued evacuation orders and alerts for properties affected by a wildfire between Summerland and Peachland.

The regional district issued evacuation orders for a total of 43 properties in the area.

On Wednesday at 11 a.m., the regional district issued an evacuation order for nine properties on Highway 97, in the Greata Ranch area, approximately 10 kilometres north of Summerland.

The evacuation order includes Okanagan Lake Provincial Park and all campisites at the park.

On Thursday at 12:30 a.m., the regional district issued an evacuation order for 34 properties in the North Beach area, including one on Callan Road and six on Highway 97.

All 43 properties have been safely evacuated.

In Peachland, an evacuation alter has been issued for 60 properties at the southern end of the community, in the Regional District of Central Okanagan. The properties are on Highway 97 South, Log Chute Road, Hardy Street and Thorne Road.

An estimated 150 people are affected by the alert.

Those under a regional district evacuation order are to leave the area immediately if they have not yet done so and go to the ESS Reception Centre at 325 Power St., Penticton.

In Summerland, an evacuation alert has been issued for all properties along Garnet Valley Road from Wildhorse Road and north.

RCMP officers are delivering notices to properties affected by the alert.

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