News Release No. 71            

Date:   Wednesday September 3, 2003       

Time:   8:00 p.m.

 

RECOVERY CENTRE OFFICE                                 869-0386  

PUBLIC INFORMATION LINE                                   868-2632  

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BC FOREST SERVICE FIRE INFORMATION:      1 888 336-7378

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NEW EVACUATION ORDER


Due to increased fire activity the BC Fire Commissionerís Office has issued a new Evacuation Order for Kelowna and the Regional District of the Central Okanagan.

The Evacuation Order includes the Gallagherís Canyon subdivision, all residents on McCulloch Road east of that subdivision and in the McCulloch Lake area, and south west to the City boundary in approximately a two-kilometre wide swath to Stewart Road West. The Evacuation Order also includes all of the Joe Rich area in the Regional District.

All evacuees are advised to register at the Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way, off Highway 97 between Burtch Avenue and Spall Road.

With this new order 3,200 people are on Evacuation Order, including those 70 residents already on Order who live outside of the City boundary at the south end in the southern end of June Springs Road.