Dave Ogilive

Update: Evacuation alerts rescinded for properties near West Kelowna wildfire

The wildfire near Glenrosa is considered out of control

Update: 5:40 p.m.

An evacuation alert has been rescinded for the remaining 69 properties in the Glenrosa area impacted by the Law Creek fire, according to a Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre release.

The following properties are no longer on alert:

3370 CARRE RD

3480 CARRE RD

3525 CARRE RD

3530 CARRE RD

3372 EMERALD RD

3373 EMERALD RD

3553 EMERALD RD

3605 EMERALD RD

3613 EMERALD RD

3625 EMERALD RD

3637 EMERALD RD

3701 EMERALD RD

3713 EMERALD RD

3725 EMERALD RD

3496 FENTON RD

3318 GILL RD

3360 GILL RD

3384 GILL RD

3430 GILL RD

3470 GILL RD

3475 GILL RD

3705 GLENROSA RD

3735 GLENROSA RD

3765 GLENROSA RD

3401 MCKELLAR RD

3402 MCKELLAR RD

3412 MCKELLAR RD

3413 MCKELLAR RD

3424 MCKELLAR RD

3425 MCKELLAR RD

3436 MCKELLAR RD

3460 MCKELLAR RD

3480 MCKELLAR RD

3510 MCKELLAR RD

3515 MCKELLAR RD

3525 MCKELLAR RD

3573 MCKELLAR RD

3583 MCKELLAR RD

3400 PRESTON RD

3401 PRESTON RD

3410 PRESTON RD

3419 PRESTON RD

3425 PRESTON RD

3431 PRESTON RD

3443 PRESTON RD

3455 PRESTON RD

3484 PRESTON RD

3501 PRESTON RD

3502 PRESTON RD

3520 PRESTON RD

3525 PRESTON RD

3401 TURNBULL RD

3417 TURNBULL RD

3420 TURNBULL RD

3430 TURNBULL RD

3442 TURNBULL RD

3519 TURNBULL RD

3525 TURNBULL RD

3612 TURNBULL RD

3613 TURNBULL RD

3625 TURNBULL RD

3637 TURNBULL RD

3660 TURNBULL RD

3704 TURNBULL RD

1 – 3707 TURNBULL RD

3724 TURNBULL RD

3725 TURNBULL RD

3740 TURNBULL RD

3770 TURNBULL RD

The total number of properties that remain on evacuation alert in the Regional District of the Central Okanagan is now 698. There are no properties in the Central Okanagan on evacuation order, the release said.

For a searchable interactive map of current evacuation alerts, go to cordemergency.ca/map.

Update: 8:30 a.m.

The wildfire near West Kelowna hasn’t grown from 10 hectares overnight, according to the BC Wildfire Service.

Original:

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

“Over the last few days, wind has been increasing in the late afternoons, making air support difficult and hazardous,” according to the BC Wildfire Service’s website.

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, the website said.

“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, a large number have been rescinded.”

Check the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre’s map to see which properties still remain under evacuation alert:

More to come.

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