The Kelowna Fire Department peforms an overhaul Sunday on the burned out condo on Truswell Road. -Image: WarrenHenderson/Capital News

Update: Evacuation order rescinded, some return home

Evacuation orders ended, but not all residents in Truswell and Capozzi Road areas can return

Update:

All evacuation orders related to the Water’s Edge/Truswell Road fire have now been rescinded. The Emergency Operations Center is no longer required to support the recovery efforts.

The Evacuation Order for Water’s Edge (65 units) at 3865 – 3885 Truswell Road has been rescinded but residents are still unable to return to their property. The strata manager of Water’s Edge has been in contact with owners to arrange escorted access into some units. Residents of Water’s Edge can call the strata manager at 778-478-0444.

The Evacuation Order for Walnut Grove (37 units) at 549 Truswell Road has also been rescinded. Residents can contact the property manager at 250-764-4221 for more information.

Approximately 20 units were impacted in total at Water’s Edge Phase One and Walnut Grove. Homeowners will need to work directly with their property owners/managers and insurance companies.

The Evacuation Order for Charles M Suites (11 units) at 559 Truswell Road and all single family homes on Truswell and Capozzi Roads have been lifted. Single family home addresses include:

  • 3814 Capozzi Road

  • 3820 Capozzi Road

  • 3828 Capozzi Road

  • 3832 Capozzi Road

  • 3838 Capozzi Road

  • 3848 Capozzi Road

  • 3854 Truswell Road

  • 3858 Truswell Road

  • 3896 Truswell Road

11 a.m.

The Evacuation Order for Mission Shores (54 units) at 3880 Truswell Road has also been lifted.

Residents who cannot return home should register at the Reception Center at the Salvation Army at 1480 Sutherland Ave. The reception center is open between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. today.

People are being reminded to stay clear of the general area as it remains a restricted access area.

The Evacuation Order for Charles M Suites (11 units) at 559 Truswell Road and all single family homes on Truswell and Capozzi Roads will be lifted at 11 a.m. today. Single family home addresses include:

  • 3814 Capozzi Road

  • 3820 Capozzi Road

  • 3828 Capozzi Road

  • 3832 Capozzi Road

  • 3838 Capozzi Road

  • 3848 Capozzi Road

  • 3854 Capozzi Road

  • 3858 Capozzi Road

  • 3896 Capozzi Road

The Evacuation Order for Mission Shores (54 units) at 3880 Truswell Road will be lifted at 1 p.m. today. Additional time is required to ventilate smoke from the parkade.

The Evacuation Orders remain in effect for both Water’s Edge (65 units) at 3865 – 3885 Truswell Road and Walnut Grove (37 units) at 549 Truswell Road. Fire suppression work is ongoing.

Plans are being made to provide limited escorted access to Water’s Edge residents to secure essential items such as prescription drugs. Information will be released later today.

Evacuees are being directed to the Salvation Army at 1480 Sutherland Ave, where Emergency Support Services are set up with food and shelter options for displaced residents. The reception center is open between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. today.

People are being reminded to stay clear of the general area as it remains a restricted access area.

To stay informed about the evacuations, visit www.cordemergency.ca, sign up for e-updates or call the information line at 250-469-8490.

See more on Saturday’s fire HERE.

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