BC Wildfire Service firefighters battle the Mount Eneas wildfire. Image: BC Wildfire Service

Okanagan wildfire round-up: Emergency operation centre deactivated

A look at the major wildfires impacting the Okanagan, Similkameen and region.

UPDATE: 11:30 a.m.

We’ve got new up-to-date information on all the fires impacting our region.

Click the links below for more information:

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UPDATE: 9:30 a.m.

With the rescinding of all remaining evacuation alerts for the Okanagan Complex fires—Mt. Eneas, Law Creek, Goode’s Creek—the Central Okanagan Emergency Operation Centre is no longer operational.

The centre remains on standby and is ready for re-activation should another emergency require support and coordination.

B.C. Wildfire Service continues to manage the active Okanagan Complex fires. For ongoing information on current fire conditions, visit www.bcwildfire.ca.

Forest fires and the smoke they produce can impact air quality. Check the Air Quality Health Index for updates on levels and their associated health risks.

Okanagan Valley residents and visitors are reminded that due to the high to extreme fire hazard, a regional campfire ban is in place effective today at noon.

All campfires are prohibited throughout the Regional District of Central Okanagan including the City of West Kelowna, District of Lake Country, District of Peachland, Westbank First Nation and the Central Okanagan East and West Electoral Areas.

Campfires are not permitted at any time within the City of Kelowna.

If you see smoke from a wildfire, report it at *5555 from a cell phone or 1-800-663-5555. If there is threat to life call 9-1-1.

The Central Okanagan Emergency Operations website www.cordemergency.ca is a centralized location for regional public emergency and preparedness information, including links to useful provincial and federal emergency resources such as PreparedBC, BC Wildfire Services, Emergency Management BC and Air Quality readings.

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UPDATE: 8 a.m. July 26

It is a calm morning on the fire front in the Okanagan.

We’ve got up-to-date information on all the fires impacting our region.

Click the links below for more information:

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UPDATE: 6 p.m. July 25

All evacuation alerts in the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen Area F have been rescinded as of Wednesday afternoon, as well as for all alerts for Peachland properties near the Mt. Eneas wildfire.

We’ve got up-to-date information on all the fires impacting our region.

Click the links below for more information:

ORIGINAL: 11 a.m.

The BC Wildfire Service has 260 personnel working to put out wildfires throughout the Okanagan Wednesday.

Those firefighters are working alongside pieces of heavy equipment and nine aircraft in the Okanagan Complex, with more support available if needed.

We’ve got up-to-date information on all the fires impacting our region.

Click the links below for more information:

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