EXPANDED EVACUATION ALERT FOR THE CITY OF VERNON

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The City of Vernon is expanding the current Evacuation Alert to include the balance of properties within the City of Vernon, excluding:

  • Predator Ridge and Sparkling Hill neighbourhoods
  • Okanagan Landing South neighbourhoods (areas of Eastside Road, The Outback, Ellison Provincial Park Inkster, Delcliffe, Whitepoint, Smith Road, Peters Road, Kokanee/Sunset properties, Harbour Heights, Beverly Hills Estates) 
  • Commonage Area, south of Bench Row Road

The decision to expand the alert was made out of an abundance of caution based on the advice of BC Wildfire Service, due to increased fire activity and increased ember debris from the White Rock Lake wildfire (#K61884). 

Vernon Fire Rescue Services will be strategically circulating along Tronson Road and stationed through Adventure Bay and Canadian Lakeview Estates throughout the evening of August 6, 2021, in the event of spot fires. 

Residents under Evacuation Alert are encouraged to prepare for the possibility of evacuation. That includes arranging accommodations prior to an Evacuation Order. Hooking up all recreational vehicles and trailers before an Evacuation Order is issued, and having an evacuation plan in place and communicating that plan with family, friends and neighbours.  

The City of Vernon is asking that all residents maintain a heightened awareness of the evolving situation over the next 48 hours, watch for spot fires caused by embers—and everyone should be prepared in advance for a potential Evacuation Order. 

The City of Vernon would like to thank all residents for their cooperation and understanding during this evolving situation. 

Please continue to monitor the City of Vernon website and social media channels for updates. 

Website: https://www.vernon.ca

Facebook: @CityofVernon

Twitter: @CityofVernon