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More evacuation orders rescinded in West Kelowna following wildfire

A smoky skies bulletin remains in effect
View of McDougall Creek wildfire on Aug. 17 from West Kelowna Estates. (Karen Hughes)


Central Okanagan Emergency Operations is downgrading evacuation orders for 25 properties along Westside Road within the City of West Kelowna:

901 Westside Rd S

975 Westside Rd S

985 Westside Rd S

1041 Westside Rd S

1051 Westside Rd S

1053 Westside Rd S

1054 Westside Rd S

1059 Westside Rd S

1060 Westside Rd S

1067 Westside Rd S

1068 Westside Rd S

1072 Westside Rd S

1075 Westside Rd S

1076 Westside Rd S

1078 Westside Rd S

1079 Westside Rd S

1080 Westside Rd S

1084 Westside Rd S

1095 Westside Rd S

1101 Westside Rd S

1105 Westside Rd S

1111 Westside Rd S

1179 Westside Rd S

1305 Westside Rd S

1415 Westside Rd

Due to ongoing risks from the out-of-control McDougall Creek wildfire, and continuing hazard assessments and recovery work in the affected areas, all other evacuation orders remain in place and temporary access cannot be granted, until further notice, stated the EOC. Westside Road is closed through the remaining evacuation order areas north of 901 Westside Road and south of Cinnabar Creek Park.

Evacuation alerts are also being rescinded in all remaining areas of Westbank First Nation and in some areas in the City of West Kelowna including some sections of the following neighbourhoods:

•Lower Glenrosa

•Smith Creek and Westbank Centre

•Shannon Lake

•West Kelowna Business Park

To view the map of areas remaining under evacuation order and alert, please visit


There are no planned ignitions on the McDougall Creek wildfire in West Kelowna for Monday.

BC Wildfire’s plan for Sept. 11, follows the same as yesterday with bucketing operations continuing in the afternoon, to assist ground crews. Crews will resume mopping up and patrolling on all sides of the fire, consolidating hose lines, and working from the perimeter.

However, opportunities for planned ignition in the Hidden Creek area are being further assessed.

The heavy equipment task force teams are close to completing the clean-up of the constructed contingency line. Heavy equipment operations will resume around Crystal Mountain. Rehabilitation specialists are on the scene and beginning operations in critical areas. Rehabilitation work will continue well into the fall.

Temperatures are expected to cool a few degrees on Monday with highs around 24C. A rise in relative humidity, with patchy winds developing in the afternoon is forecast for the day. However, winds are expected to be light to moderate with no big wind events appearing at this point.

Environment Canada is not anticipating any precipitation in the immediate forecast.

A smoky skies bulletin remains in effect for the next 24 hours due to wildfire smoke in the area.

The fire remains at an estimated 13,940 hectares.

READ MORE: Ontario team takes over command on Central Okanagan wildfires

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Jen Zielinski

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Graduated from the broadcast journalism program at BCIT. Also holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science and sociology from Thompson Rivers University.
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