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Wildfire burns out of control in Kelowna more evacuations issued

Several evacuation orders have been issued including Quail Ridge and Finch Road

UPDATE: 11:13 p.m.

An evacuation alert is now in place for the Glenmore Highlands, including Valley Road to Highway 97.

The most recent alert extends from parts of Shanks Road, down west of Highway 97 and over to Valley Road to Glenmore Road.

This area includes the Kelowna Airport Business Park, Pier Mac Way and Airport Way.

As well Scenic Road is also on alert.

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Update: 10 p.m.

The fire burning in the Glenmore and Wilden area of Kelowna is now an estimated 580 hectares and called the Walroy Lake blaze.

BC Wildfire updated the size of the blaze Friday night just before 10 p.m.

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Update 8:30 p.m.

More evacuatons for the following properties. Residents on evacuation order must leave the area immediately for their safety and the safety of first responders in the area:

Properties off Clifton near Rio Drive east to Upper Canyon including:

BOPPART CRT

CLEAR POND CRT

CLEAR POND PL

CLIFTON RD (inclusive of properties 109-333)

CLIFTON RD NORTH (inclusive of properties 109-185)

ECHO RIDGE DR

GRAINGER RD

LEDGE ROCK CRT

LOST CREEK CRT

RED ROCK CRT

RED SKY CRT

RIALTO DR

RIO DR (inclusive of properties 1252 to 1285)

ROCKY POINT DR

RODONDO PL

SHEERWATER CRT

SKY CRT

SKYLAND DR

SUMMER WOOD DR

TERRACE DR

TRIPLE TREE PL

UPPER CANYON DR (inclusive of properties 205-306)

UPPER CANYON DR North (inclusive of properties 109-195)

WILDEN DR (inclusive of property 2-198)

WILDEN RIDGE DR

Update: 5 p.m.

Fire crews are reporting flames are only 100 feet from homes on Begbie Road in the Wilden area.

Firefighters are asking for more support in the area.

Update: 4 p.m.

The City of Kelowna has issued an evacuation alert for properties in the Glenmore area west of Glenmore Road, north of High road, Mountain Ave and Royal View Dr; this includes properties in Poplar Point.

An evacuation alert requires residents in these properties to be ready to go at a moment’s notice. Be prepared with supplies to be able to sustain for 72 hours. For the most up-to-date confirmed information, visit cordemergency.ca.

Update: 4:27 p.m.

UBC Okanagan campus has been placed under an evacuation order as crews continue to respond to fires in the Clifton/McKinley areas of Kelowna. These properties are being tactically evacuated by emergency responders:

  • 1033ALUMNIAVE
  • 1035ALUMNIAVE
  • 1137ALUMNIAVE
  • 1138ALUMNIAVE
  • 1144ALUMNIAVE
  • 1157ALUMNIAVE
  • 1159ALUMNIAVE
  • 1201ALUMNIAVE
  • 3177ATHLETICSCRT
  • 3211ATHLETICSCRT
  • 1088DISCOVERYAVE
  • 1238DISCOVERYAVE
  • 1250DISCOVERYAVE
  • 1260DISCOVERYAVE
  • 1262DISCOVERYAVE
  • 1263DISCOVERYAVE
  • 1267DISCOVERYAVE
  • 1291DISCOVERYAVE
  • 1311DISCOVERYAVE
  • 1331DISCOVERYAVE
  • 1337DISCOVERYAVE
  • 1060DIVERSITYPL
  • 1210INNOVATIONDR
  • 1220INTERNATIONALMEWS
  • 1240INTERNATIONALMEWS
  • 1255INTERNATIONALMEWS
  • 1260INTERNATIONALMEWS
  • 1270INTERNATIONALMEWS
  • 1290INTERNATIONALMEWS
  • 1310INTERNATIONALMEWS
  • 1323INTERNATIONALMEWS
  • 3192LOWERRESIDENCELANE
  • 3200LOWERRESIDENCELANE
  • 3210LOWERRESIDENCELANE
  • 3212LOWERRESIDENCELANE
  • 1147RESEARCHRD
  • 1148RESEARCHRD
  • 1177RESEARCHRD
  • 3140UNIVERSITYWAY
  • 3142UNIVERSITYWAY
  • 3180UNIVERSITYWAY
  • 3187UNIVERSITYWAY
  • 3247UNIVERSITYWAY
  • 3272UNIVERSITYWAY
  • 3272UNIVERSITYWAY
  • 3272UNIVERSITYWAY
  • 3272UNIVERSITYWAY
  • 3272UNIVERSITYWAY
  • 3272UNIVERSITYWAY
  • 3287UNIVERSITYWAY
  • 3297UNIVERSITYWAY
  • 3308UNIVERSITYWAY
  • 3317UNIVERSITYWAY
  • 3333UNIVERSITYWAY
  • 3348UNIVERSITYWAY
  • 3430UNIVERSITYWAY
  • 3132UPPERRESIDENCEPL
  • 3133UPPERRESIDENCEPL
  • 3152UPPERRESIDENCEPL
  • 3153UPPERRESIDENCEPL

Residents under evacuation order should pre-register on the provincial Emergency Support Services website ahead of time. Residents who are out of their homes can register online or report to the reception centre to receive any assistance.

For more information, visit cordemergency.ca, sign up for e-updates or call the information line at 250-469-8490.

Update: 4:00 p.m.

Most of the parks in the Central Okanagan have now been closed to the general public.

“Due to the dynamic nature of the fire situation in the Central Okanagan, we are closing parks to keep park visitors safe, protect our natural spaces and reduce critical resource strain on fire crews across the region,” said Wayne Darlington, RDCO director of parks services.

Closed parks include:

  • RobertLakeRegionalPark
  • MissionCreekRegionalPark(areaeastofLeckieandsouthofMissionCreek)
  • ShannonLakeRegionalPark
  • TrepanierCreekGreenwayRegionalPark
  • ColdhamRegionalPark
  • KopjeRegionalPark
  • OkanaganCentreSafeHarbourRegionalPark
  • StephensCoyoteRegionalPark
  • MillCreekRegionalPark
  • ScenicCanyonRegionalPark
  • MissionCreekGreenway(Phase2)
  • KLOCreekRegionalPark
  • BlackMountain-sntsk’il’ntənRegionalPark
  • JohnsFamilyNatureConservancyRegionalPark
  • UpperLebanonCreekGreenwayRegionalPark(upstreamofSouthPerimeterWay)
  • LowerGlenCanyonRegionalPark
  • GoatsPeakRegionalPark
  • KalamoirRegionalPark.

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Update: 3:30 p.m.

Due to wildfire activity, Knox Mountain Park and Dilworth Mountain Park are closed to the public immediately.

All trails and access points are closed to all users until further notice. All other city parks, outside of current evacuation zones, remain open at this time.

Update: 2:28 p.m.

Two individuals in a vehicle took this dramatic video as they were driving to escape a wildfire in the Glenmore Landfill.

Update: 2:15 p.m.

Capital News has learned that Snowsell Street in Glenmore is being evacuated. The situation will be updated as more information becomes available.

Update: 1:55 p.m.

Emergency services say that flames are being seen within one kilometre of Red Sky Place in Kelowna.

Update: 1:40 p.m.

All properties west of Glenmore Road between Union Road and John Hindle Drive are now under evacuation order.

These properties include:

  • Upper Canyon Drive N.

  • Forest Edge Place

  • Forest Edge Drive

  • Tucker Court

  • Terrace Hill Court

  • Terrace Hill Place.

The Highlands Seniors Centre on Snowsnell Street is also being evacuated.

Find a detailed map showing affected properties on the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre.

Update: 1:07 p.m.

Properties in the Quail Ridge area have been placed under evacuation order as crews respond to fires in the Clifton/McKinley areas of Kelowna.

This includes all properties accessed off Quail Ridge Boulevard including the Quail Ridge Golf Club. Students, staff and faculty have also been evacuated from UBC Okanagan.

These properties are being tactically evacuated by emergency responders. Residents on evacuation order should leave their properties immediately.

A detailed map is available showing affected properties on the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre.

Residents under evacuation order should pre-register on the provincial Emergency Support Services website ahead of time. Residents who are out of their homes can register online or report to the reception centre to receive any assistance.

For more information, visit cordemergency.ca, sign up for e-updates or call the information line at 250-469-8490.

Update: 12:59 p.m.

Properties in the Finch Road area have been placed under evacuation order as crews respond to fires in the Clifton/McKinley. These properties are being tactically evacuated by emergency responders.

Residents on evacuation order should leave their properties immediately.

  • 702 FINCH RD
  • 3702 FINCH RD
  • 3819 FINCH RD
  • 3819 FINCH RD
  • 3832 FINCH RD
  • 3832 FINCH RD
  • 3892 FINCH RD
  • 3892 FINCH RD
  • 3902 FINCH RD
  • 3902 FINCH RD
  • 3912 FINCH RD
  • 3912 FINCH RD
  • 3922 FINCH RD
  • 3922 FINCH RD
  • 3942 FINCH RD
  • 3942 FINCH RD
  • 3952 FINCH RD
  • 3952 FINCH RD
  • 3962 FINCH RD
  • 3962 FINCH RD
  • 3972 FINCH RD
  • 3972 FINCH RD
  • 3982 FINCH RD
  • 3982 FINCH RD
  • 4002 FINCH RD
  • 4002 FINCH RD
  • 4022 FINCH RD
  • 4022 FINCH RD
  • 4042 FINCH RD
  • 4042 FINCH RD
  • 4052 FINCH RD
  • 4052 FINCH RD
  • 4062 FINCH RD
  • 4062 FINCH RD
  • 4072 FINCH RD
  • 4072 FINCH RD
  • 4082 FINCH RD
  • 4082 FINCH RD
  • 4102 FINCH RD
  • 4102 FINCH RD
  • 4112 FINCH RD
  • 2-4112 FINCH RD
  • 4122 FINCH RD
  • 4122 FINCH RD
  • 4195 FINCH RD
  • 2-4195 FINCH RD
  • 4336 FINCH RD
  • 4336 FINCH RD
  • 4336 FINCH RD
  • 4355 FINCH RD

A detailed map is available showing affected properties on the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre.

Residents under evacuation order should pre-register on the provincial Emergency Support Services website ahead of time. Residents who are out of their homes can register online or report to the reception centre to receive any assistance.

For more information, visit cordemergency.ca, sign up for e-updates or call the information line at 250-469-8490.

Update: 12:50 p.m.

A mutual aid call has been requested by Kelowna Fire Department to assist with a large interface fire.

The call has been sent out to the West Kelowna, Lake Country, Ellison, Joe Riche, Peachland, Wilson’s Landing, and North Westside fire departments to send all personnel and equipment available.

KFD has been battling a wildfire in the Clifton/McKinley areas after embers from the McDougall Creek wildfire ignited a blaze in Kelowna last night.

Emergency exits have been opened at Capistrano and Quail Ridge Drive to assist with evacuations.

Update: 12:27 p.m.

Properties in the Glenmore Road area have been placed under evacuation order as crews respond to fires in the Clifton/McKinley areas of Kelowna.

These properties are being tactically evacuated by emergency responders.

Residents on evacuation order should leave their properties immediately.

All properties west of Glenmore Rd N located north of John Hindle Dr intersection up to McKinley Rd (with specific additions):

  • Bennett Rd
  • Glenmore Rd
  • Glenmore Rd N
  • 1570 Glenmore Rd N
  • 1580 Glenmore Rd N
  • 1700 Glenmore Rd N
  • 2-1700 Glenmore Rd N
  • 1850 Glenmore Rd N
  • 2040 Glenmore Rd N
  • 2070 Glenmore Rd N
  • 2102 Glenmore Rd N
  • 2140 Glenmore Rd N
  • 2150 Glenmore Rd N
  • 2200 Glenmore Rd N
  • 2340 Glenmore Rd N
  • 2410 Glenmore Rd N
  • 2455 Glenmore Rd N (specific addition)
  • 2470 Glenmore Rd N
  • 2610 Glenmore Rd N (specific addition)
  • 2655 Glenmore Rd N (specific addition)

McKinley Rd

  1. 2050 McKinley Rd
  2. 2175 McKinley Rd
  3. 2235 McKinley Rd
  4. 2245 McKinley Rd
  5. 2248 McKinley Rd (specific addition)
  6. 2265 McKinley Rd
  7. 2295 McKinley Rd
  8. Paly Rd

Update: 12:15 p.m.

Kelowna fire crews are en route to Begbie Road in the Wilden area. There are reports of flames reported near a new subdivision being built there.

Update: 9:05 a.m.

Kelowna RCMP have closed Glenmore Road between John Hindle Drive and Hilltown Drive due to wildfires in the Clinton and McKinley neighbourhoods

Original:

Evacuation orders have been issued for properties in the Shayler area of Kelowna as crews respond to fires in the Clifton and McKinley neighbourhoods.

These properties have been tactically evacuated by emergency responders.

Properties added under this evacuation order include those surrounding Hidden Lake and Still Pond:

  • Shayler Road
  • Shayler Court
  • Shayler Place
  • Private Lane access of Shayler Crt and Shayler Rd

Evacuees should register online with Emergency Support Services, and are encouraged to find temporary lodging with family and friends.

READ MORE: OKANAGAN WILDFIRES: What you need to know for Friday, Aug. 18

A reception centre has opened at Prospera Place, 1223 Water Street, for evacuees requiring a place to go overnight.

Small pets caged or leashed are permitted. ESS are available to evacuees at 9 a.m. to assist with registrations.

Residents can refer to the interactive map on the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations website to search by street address to determine if they are affected.

All other properties on evacuation alert and order in the Central Okanagan remain in place.

Residents under evacuation alert are advised to be ready to leave their homes at a moment’s notice.

They should prepare to be away for an extended period of time, make arrangements for pets and pack essential items such as medicines and important documents.

The public is asked to avoid the evacuation alert areas.

For up-to-date information on the situation, including a map, and to sign up for e-updates, visit the Central Okanagan Emergency Opertions website.

READ MORE: McDougall Creek wildfire in West Kelowna explodes to 6,800 hectares


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