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Law Creek wildfire still out-of-control

A blaze in West Kelowna still has 129 properties on an evacuation alert

UPDATE: 9:32 p.m.

The Law Creek fire burning above West Kelowna is an estimated 10 hectares and still considered out-of-control.

Over the last couple of days wind has been increasing in the late afternoons, making air support difficult and hazardous.

BC Wildfire stated this is a challenging blaze burning in terrain that is difficult to access.

Crews worked to contain the flanks of the fire and construct control lines where possible, during the day. About 18 firefighters are on scene working 25 feet into the fire from the perimeter.

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UPDATE: 3:40 p.m.

A number of properties in the Law Creek area have been removed from the Evacuation Alert in Upper Glenrosa.

Of the 198 properties put on evacuation alert last night, 69 of them have been rescinded.

Those no longer on alert are located on Carre, Chelsea, Corine, Corral, Fenton, Gates, Gill, Glenrosa, McKellar, Preston, Regent, Stonegate and Turnbull roads.

The remaining 129 properties identified yesterday remain on evacuation alert, meaning residents at those properties need to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.

A detailed map showing all the properties on the Evacuation Alert from the Law Creek wildfire can be found at www.cordemergency.ca/map.

The total number of properties on evacuation alert in the Regional District Central Okanagan is now 803, with 38 properties on evacuation order.

ORIGINAL

An evacuation alert is being issued for 198 properties in the upper Glerosa area of West Kelowna, due to the Law Creek wildfire.

Approximately 495 residents are affected by this new alert and they should be ready to leave their homes on short notice for an extended period of time due to the blaze.

RELATED: Progress made on fires above West Kelowna

The fire is an estimated 8 hectares in size.

All properties on streets west of Gates Road (including the west side of Gates Road and Glenrosa Road west of Gates Road) are affected by the evacuation alert including: Carre Road Chesea Court, Corine Road, Corral Court, Emerald Road, Fenton Road, Gill Road, McKellar Road, Preston Road, Regent Road, Stonegate Court and Turnbull Road.

RELATED: 1,490 Peachland residents put on evacuation alert

Emergency Support Services has set up a reception centre at the Lakeview Heights Baptist Church, 2630 Alhambra Drive in West Kelowna, which is set to reopen at 8:30 a.m.


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