Update: Summerland area evacuation area expanded with alert

Update: Summerland area evacuation area expanded with alert

97 Faulder properties now on evacuation alert

Update: 4:30 p.m.

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has added an evacuation alert to the evacuation order issued earlier today.

The alert covers 97 properties in the community of Faulder, west of Summerland and include:

  • 6, 7, 14, 15, 18 Agur Court
  • 21, 23, 24, 29, 37, 46, 53, 54, 62, 65, 74, 77, 80, 81, 85, 86, 89, 92, 95, 98, 114, 110, 104, 104, 100, 118, 121, 122, 126, 130, 133, 134, 139, 140, 143, 144, 147, 148, 152, 155, 156, 160, 164, 168, 172, 176, 177, 178 Fish Lake Rd.
  • 180 Kettle Pl.
  • 182, 186, 190, 197, 200 MountainView Rd.
  • 8000, 8287, 8008, 8325, 8050, 8353, 8064, 8388, 8069, 8395, 8075, 8396, 8076, 8404, 8079, 8417, 8085, 8462, 8088, 8475, 8089, 8490, 8093, 8097, 8097, 8101, 8105, 8132, 8200, 8208 Princeton-Summerland Rd.
  • 21430, 21442, 21454, 22556, 22566, 22901 Bathville Rd.

Residents on alert should be prepared to leave their homes on short notice should fire conditions change. Residents in the affected area should be prepared to be away from their homes for an extended period of time, make arrangements for pets and pack essential items such as medicines and important documents.

For residents covered by the earlier evacuation order, the emergency reception centre in the Summerland Arena on Jubilee Road is open Sunday until 8 p.m. and reopens Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Properties in Meadow Valley, Darke Creek and North Fish Lake Rd. areas, west of Summerland, are in the process of being evacuated by first responders due to the Finlay Creek wildfire burning south of Peachland.

BC Wildfire Service, RCMP, Penticton Search and Rescue and the Summerland Fire Service are on scene as the evacuation order straddles both the District of Summerland and Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen borders. There are 55 properties affected by the order, one property at 951 Meadow Valley Rd is in Summerland.

An Emergency Social Services Reception Centre is being set up at the Summerland Arena and Curling Club at 8820 Jubilee Rd. East. The Emergency Support Services (ESS) at 250-462-0823. Those with livestock or horses can take animals to B.C. Livestock yards in Okanagan Falls.

Affected properties include:

  • 633, 671, 681, 810, 860, 879, 920, 931, 951 and 955 Meadow Valley Rd.
  • 476, 481, 498, 501, 535, 549, 552, 559, 571, 920, 623, 628, 631, 822, 833, 852, 855, 877, 883, 884, 1108, 1124, 1139, 1151, 1250, 1321, 1344 and 1405 Fish Lake Rd.
  • 48, 12, 16, 22 Savanna Rd.
  • 24, 30, 33, 35, 36, 36 Osborne Rd.
  • 26, 75, 100, 105, 155 Marsh Lane
  • 558 and 574 Relkey Rd.

Residents in this area must leave immediately and register at ESS Reception Centre in Summerland. Leave a note on the door or gate to say you have evacuated.

  • Close all windows and doors. Shut off all gas and electrical appliances, other than refrigerators and freezers.
  • Close gates (latch) but do not lock.
  • Gather your family: take a neighbour or someone who needs help.
  • Take critical items (medicine, purse, wallet, and Keys) only if they are immediately available.
  • Take pets in pet kennels or on leash.

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