An Evacuation Order has been issued by the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre (RDOS EOC). The RDOS EOC has placed 319 properties under Evacuation Order due to a wildfire at Heritage Hills and near McLean Creek Road in Electoral Area “D”.
An Evacuation Order has been issued to prepare residents to evacuate their premises or property immediately.
A map of the area and list of addresses impacted are available on the RDOS EOC Twitter feed.
The RDOS EOC is working with BC Wildfire to assess the situation.
Stages of Evacuation
Evacuation Order: You are at risk. Leave the area immediately. You are encouraged to register all family members at the nearest reception centre so emergency responders know you are safe.
Evacuation Alert: Be ready to leave on short notice. This is the time to gather your grab-and-go bags and ensure your vehicle has fuel. If you leave before or during this alert, it’s called a voluntary evacuation.
Evacuation Rescinded: All is currently safe and you can return home. Stay tuned for other possible evacuation alerts or orders.