The B.C. Wildlife Service branch’s forest firefighting efforts coupled with some helpful rain this past weekend has enabled the evacuation alert for the Shelter Cove/Westside Road to be rescinded.
Forest firefighters are continuing to monitor the fire while working to fully contain the blaze, which had peaked at more than 500 hectares in size since it began more than a week ago.
For safety purposes untl the fire is under control, an area restriction has been issued for the Bear Creek OHV recreation site.
The public is asked to obey all warning and hazards signs and watch for any firefighters and fire suppression vehicles that are still working in this area. For the latest information from the BC Wildfire Service on this fire follow this link: http://bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/OneFire.asp?ID=561.
Central Okanagan residents are encouraged to prepare to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours. Please ‘Know the Risks’, ‘Make a Plan’ and ‘Get a Kit’. Find out how to prepare your family by visiting the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre website www.cordemergency.ca and click on the ‘Be Prepared’ link. You can also subscribe to receive the latest updates directly from the Emergency Operations Centre to your email on any desktop, tablet or mobile device.