Wildfire in vicinity of Bear Creek Road

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 The Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre has been activated to support West Kelowna Fire Rescue, along with BC Wildfire Service crews, fighting a wildfire in the vicinity of Westside Road north of Sail View Bay.

The fire is approximately two-three hectares in size. Two helicopters and fire ground crews are on site attempting to contain the fire. The WFN Administration along with Chief and Council are monitoring the situation and are in contact with the CWK Fire Department and Regional EOC.

Crews have begun tactical evacuations in areas surrounding the fire. All residents located on Bear Creek Road, north of Parkinson Road, including the Sail View Bay subdivision, are asked to evacuate the area immediately.

For public safety reasons, residents and visitors are reminded to maintain a safe distance from the fire and all fire suppression activities.
Motorists are reminded that they should not be stopping along Westside Road to observe or take photos of the wildfire and to allow crews to safely do their work. Motorists are to follow the direction of road crews

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