Evacuation order re-issued for residents of Fintry, La Casa, and Shalal Road & Alert to the south

All residents let back in from La Casa to Shalal Road will now be asked to leave again. This Order will extend to the Caesars Landing area where properties will remain on evacuation alert this is a precautionary warning in anticipation of an increase in fire behaviour.


Central Okanagan, B.C.  – Aug 12 2021@12:02am – In response to the White Rock Lake wildfire, an Evacuation Order has been re-issued, effective 2pm today, for residents of Fintry, La Casa and Shalal Road within RDCO’s Central Okanagan West Electoral Area. Residents south of the ‘Valley of the Sun’, along Westside Rd from Upper Fintry through La Casa including 6409 Westside Rd, have until 2 p.m. to gather their belongings and exit the area by travelling south on Westide Road (no north access).

The re-issued Evacuation Order includes 608 properties from 6916 Barcelona Dr E (south end) to 7355N Westside Rd (north end), including the following roads:

  • Barcelona Dr E
  • Dunwaters Rd
  • Fairbridge Rd
  • Fintry Delta Rd
  • Fintry Provincial Park
  • Gray Rd
  • Kelly Pl
  • La Palma Loop
  • Madrid Way
  • Marbella Loop
  • Morden Rd
  • Muir Rd
  • Santa Fe Way
  • Santiago Loop
  • Shalal Rd
  • Shorts Rd
  • Terazona Dr
  • Toledo Dr
  • Valencia Way
  • Verona Loop
  • Westside Rd (6409 Westside Rd to 7355 Westside Rd)
  • Westside Rd N (6445N Westside Rd to 6808N Westside Rd)
  • Wood Rd

A detailed map showing properties under Evacuation Order or Alert is available at cordemergency.ca.

Sections of Westside Road through evacuation areas will be closed and residents are not able to travel north to Vernon. Visit drivebc.ca for road closure details.

Residents on Evacuation Order should expect to be away from their homes for an extended period of time and report to Emergency Social Services (ESS).

An Emergency Support Services (ESS) reception centre for evacuated residents is located at 1480 Sutherland Ave in Kelowna. ESS volunteers are available, as needed, to help affected Central Okanagan residents. Evacuated residents must report to the reception centre to receive assistance and lodging. Evacuees can pre-register with ESS online at ess.gov.bc.ca but still need to visit the ESS Reception Centre in order to receive the appropriate supplier forms as specific paperwork is required in order to access these services.

Residents on Evacuation Alert must be prepared to leave their home on short notice. Information and links to help with emergency preparations is available at cordemergency.ca/beprepared.

Emergency Operations Centre staff are working with other response agencies to manage the situation and minimize the impacts. RCMP will regularly patrol the evacuated area. The protection and safety of first responders and residents remains the top priority.

Emergency response personnel request that the public:

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


Central Okanagan, B.C.Aug 12 2021@12:23am – In response to the White Rock Lake wildfire, an Evacuation Alert has been issued for five properties in the Nahun and Caesar’s Landing areas within RDCO’s Central Okanagan West Electoral Area.

Affected properties from 5000N Westside Rd (south end) to 5495 Deighton Rd (north end) include the following:

  • 5495 Deighton Rd
  • 5625 Westside Rd
  • 5000N Westside Rd
  • 5455 Deighton Rd
  • 5875 Westside Rd

A detailed map showing properties under Evacuation Order or Alert is available at cordemergency.ca.

Residents on an Evacuation Alert must be prepared to leave their home on short notice. Information and links to help with emergency preparations is available at cordemergency.ca/beprepared.

The Emergency Operations Centre is providing support to first responders and those in the field that are working on the White Rock Lake wildfire.

Emergency response personnel request that the public:

For more information about this wildfire, visit cordemergency.ca, sign up for e-updates, or call the information line at 250-469-8490. For the latest information on Westside Road access and closures, please visit drivebc.ca.

Media

CFMI-FM • Aug 12 2021 PM (also Global Okanagan, InfoNews, AM 1150, Vernon Morning Star, CastanetWhite Rock Lake wildfire: Evacuation order re-issued for 608 properties in Fintry, La Casa areas (evacuation order or alert is available on the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations website…)

InfoTel News  Carli Berry Yesterday • 1:37 PM  (also Vernon Morning Star‘Fire is literally in people’s backyards’: More resources coming for White Rock Lake wildfire (This afternoon, the Regional District of Central Okanagan reissued an evacuation order for…)

 

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