Kelowna RCMP assisting with emergency evacuations due to Philpott wildfire

Kelowna, BC – 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:

  • Goudie Road;
  • Huckleberry Road;
  • Daves Road;
  • Goshawk Road;
  • Hawk Road;
  • Falcon Road;
  • Falconridge Crescent;
  • Sun Valley Road;
  • Cardinal Creek Road;
  • Peregrine Road;
  • Philpott Forest Service Road;
  • Three Forks Road;
  • Thelwell Road;
  • Greystokes Road;
  • Dion Road; and
  • Schram Road;

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.

Kelowna RCMP

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