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Popular Lake Okanagan Resort Burns as Kelowna Area Evacuation Alerts are Expanded


Saturday, August 19, 2023 - Homes were ablaze on Friday in West Kelowna calling for the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations to issue Evacuation Alerts for specific areas in The CIty of West Kelowna.


Alerts have also been issued for the Shannon Lake Area and Smith Creek Agricultural Area to Powers Creek (Glen Canyon) and the North Glenrosa neighbourhood.



Officials with the West Kelowna fire department said they feared the fire would worsen overnight. Media were also told, a number of people were rescued from Trader’s Cove in West Kelowna after jumping into the water to escape the flames.



Residents can continue to monitor www.cordemergency.ca for further updates to be issued today or as conditions change. or people can refer an interactive map on the website to search by street address if they are unsure whether they are affected.






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