Date: Thursday, September 4, 2003
Time: 7:00 a.m.
RECOVERY CENTRE OFFICE 869-0386
PUBLIC INFORMATION LINE 868-2632
RECOVERY SOCIAL SERVICES AND HOUSING 868-2605
BC FOREST SERVICE FIRE INFORMATION: 1 888 336-7378
westerly winds flared fires on Wednesday evening but quieted through the night.
Structural fire fighting crews continued to patrol and mop up the hot spots in
the Crawford Estates area. Although the June Springs and East Kelowna areas were
more active, the fire slowed during the evening and moved further to the east.
There are presently 16 crews and three task forces patrolling the fire impacted areas.
The Evacuation Order for residents in the Gallagher's Canyon Subdivision, McCulloch Road and McCulloch Lake areas, south west of the City boundary to Stewart Road West and Joe Rich in the Regional District are still in place.
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.