REGIONAL DISTRICT OF OKANAGAN-SIMILKAMEEN INFORMATION RELEASE
Sept 4, 2017 at 5:30 pm
Evening Update for Finlay Creek Wildfire
All Evacuation Orders and Alerts remain in place. In the Meadow Valley area, north west of Summerland, BC, 55 properties and Darke Lake Provincial Park remain on mandatory Evacuation Order. A further 97 properties in the Faulder area, west of Summerland, remain on advisory Evacuation Alert. A detailed map is available showing the affected areas with the RDOS at: http://rdos.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Viewer/index.html?appid=c776a549a0d04f0d8c334755334f41 4c.
For residents of properties under Evacuation Order in the Meadow Valley area, the Emergency Reception Centre located at the Summerland Arena and Curling Club at 8820 Jubilee Rd. East will reopen tomorrow from 8am to 5 pm. As of 4 pm today, there were 98 evacuees registered.
This evening, the District of Summerland will be reviewing the potential for expanding the Evacuation Alert for properties within their municipality. If the advisory Evacuation Alert is expanded this evening, the District of Summerland will notify affected residents.
For more information please visit www.rdos.bc.ca. If evacuees require immediate assistance call the RDOS Reception Centre at 250-462-0823. For after-hours emergencies, please call the Provincial Emergency Program at 1-800-663-3456.
For more information about the condition of the Finlay Creek fire, visit the BC Wildfire Service website at www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status.
For information about properties affected in Peachland or the Central Okanagan Regional District visit www.cordemergency.ca.