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October 27, 2017 3:45 pm

More Joe Rich Residents Allowed Home

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 @ 1:52 PM

Kelowna, B.C.- Another portion of the  Evacuation Order for the Philpott Road Fire has been rescinded, allowing approximately 186 Joe Rich residents from 81 properties to return home.

The properties will remain on Evacuation Alert.

Approximately 88 properties, impacting 202 residents, remain on Evacuation Order. To view a detailed map showing properties that are on Order and Alert, please visit www.cordemergency.ca/map.

Firefighters continue to  work on the  Philpott Road Fire which has not grown in size from yesterday’s estimated 465 hectares and continues to be 20% contained. The public is asked to stay away from emergency vehicles and crews.

Highway 33 is now closed in both directions between Schram Road and Cardinal Creek Road to ensure the safe movement of emergency personnel and equipment. The road will be reopened when it is safe to do so. Motorists are advised to use McCulloch Road as a detour.


does anyone care in the media about the people that have been evacuated from the green lake area never anything about that area 100 homes in pressy lake burnt south green lake 300 homes there but Kelowna a bigger city this elephant hill fire has done a lot of damage but never any news about

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