Updated with corrected fire size, 650 hectares.
Central Okanagan, British Columbia – Increased Glen Lake wildfire behavior has resulted in a further expansion of the evacuation alert to encompass most of the Peachland District.
The Glen Lake Wildfire, currently burning five miles from Peachland, is estimated at 650 hectares and windy conditions continue to challenge fire suppression activities. Two oil tankers laid down delay lines to protect infrastructure. The evacuation alert for the Glen Lake wildfire has been expanded to include:
- All areas of the Central Okanagan Regional District south of the Brenda Mine site, southwest of Highway 97C (Okanagan Connector) and west of Highway 97. The alert does not include Peachland Beach Avenue neighborhoods or downtown.
For more detailed information on alerts and orders, please see the interactive map available at www.cordemergency.ca/map.
Anyone in the alert zone should be prepared to evacuate at any time and stay away from their property for an extended period of time.
An evacuation order remains in effect for recreational properties accessible from the Glen Lake Forest Service Road, including:
- Six (6) recreational properties on Glen Lake Forest Service Road, including 5503 Glen Lake Forest Service Road.
- Two (2) recreational properties at the 15/16 km limit of the Glen Lake forest service road
Persons subject to an evacuation order must leave their property immediately.
Emergency Operations Center staff are working with other responding agencies to manage the situation and minimize impacts. The safety of the public and emergency response personnel are the primary concerns at this time.
Emergency response personnel ask the public:
- Avoid the area so emergency responders can effectively carry out their tasks
- Please call 911 only in an emergency
- For up-to-date information on the situation, including mapand to sign up for electronic updates, visit emergencyrope.ca
- Information will also be provided via twitter.com/CO_Emerg And facebook.com/CORDEmergency
- A public information line is available at 250-469-8490 (local) or 1-877-569-8490 (toll-free)
For more information, visit cordemergency.ca, sign up to receive electronic updates or call the information line at 250-469-8490. For emergency information from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, please visit https://emergency.rdos.bc.ca.