Date: Sunday September 7, 2003
Time: 2:00 a.m.
EVACUATION ORDER !
OKANAGAN MOUNTAIN PARK FIRE
Kelowna, B.C. -
An Evacuation Order has been issued for residents of the Kimatouche Road subdivision directly west of the Gallagher's Canyon area.
Wind activity is pushing the fire directly towards these homes.
The Evacuation Order affects 329 properties and approximately 990 people, bringing the new total of residents on Evacuation Order to 4,230.
The roads and streets affected by the new Evacuation Order are:
McClain Road - West Side
Water Road - South Side
Evacuated residents should report to the Parkinson Recreation Centre at 1800 Parkinson Way, off Highway 97 between Spall and Burtch Roads.
It is extremely important that all evacuated residents register so that out of town family and friends will be able to contact them. As well, if residents need services such as food, clothing or lodging they must be registered with Emergency Social Services. Evacuated residents should bring sleeping bags and pillows for every member of their family.