News Release No. 81

Date:   Sunday September 7, 2003

Time:   2:00 a.m.





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:

Carter Road

Claxton Court

Eastwood Court

Eastwood Drive

Flower Court

Glenfir Court

Greenwood Court

Hyak Road

Kekuli Court

Kimatouche Road

Lakevale Place

Larkspur Court

Lemky Road

Lupin Crescent

McClain Road - West Side

Mowitch Court

Spaarpak Road

Summerside Court

Summerside Drive

Suncrest Court

Sunshine Road

Tatlow Road

Tillicum Court

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.