Kelowna RCMP assisting with emergency evacuations due to Philpott wildfire

B.C., Kelowna

2017-08-24 18:00 PDT

24 August 2017

Kelowna – RCMP officers are actively performing emergency tactical evacuations of residents in the Joe Riche area due to a wildfire presently burning on the north side of Highway 33 East outside of Kelowna.

RCMP are presently executing emergency evacuation orders for the following areas:

In order to ensure public safety and the ability for emergency crews to access the area, RCMP have closed Highway 33 East in both directions between Goudie Road and Schram Road. RCMP ask that the public avoid the area and plan a different route in order to assist in the safe evacuation of all affected residents.

Updates to be provided as they become available. Further information to follow from the Central Okanagan Regional District’s Emergency Operations Centre website.

Released by

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey
Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
350 Doyle Avenue. Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 6V7
Office: (250) 762-3300
Fax: (250) 470-6348


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