Evacuation alert issued for 1,500-hectare wildfire located 60 km east of Kelowna

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Posted July 20, 2021 7:56 pm

A representation showing the evacuation alert issued Tuesday day for the Winnifred Creek wildfire that’s burning astir 60 kilometres eastbound of Kelowna. Regional District of North Okanagan

An evacuation alert has been issued for a wildfire that’s burning good eastbound of Kelowna.

The Winnifred Creek blaze is listed astatine 1,500 hectares and is deemed to beryllium retired of control.

It was discovered connected Sunday and is astir 60 kilometres owed eastbound of downtown Kelowna. It’s besides astir 35 km southbound of Cherryville.

The Regional District of the North Okanagan issued the evacuation alert astatine 3 p.m., adding it did truthful aft proposal from the BC Wildfire Service.

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The evacuation alert is successful effect for the pursuing areas:

  • Highway 6, 15 to 25 km eastbound of Cherryville
  • East Kettle River Forest Service Road
  • Kettle River Mainline Road
  • Keefer Lake Rd, including Keefer Lake Area.

To presumption the evacuation alert, visit this webpage.

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