Trepanier Forest Fire – News Release 17

 posted by: Public Info. Officer   at Wednesday, September 12, 2012 4:11:00 PM

 The Central Okanagan Emergency Operation Centre reminds that with the lifting of the final Evacuation Order at 5:00 pm this afternoon, the residents returning to their home will be on Evacuation Alert and should be prepared to leave their homes with little or short notice.

In addition, as active fire suppression work continues, please stay out of the way of emergency vehicles and crews.

Tonight there will be night patrols involving RCMP as well as structural fire crews and BC Wildfire Management fire fighters.

Residents may continue to notice visible smoke rising from the fire site.  Anyone with concerns should call 9-1-1.

Residents are reminded that they may encounter various hazards on private properties as a result of the forest fire.   For their safety people are asked to stay out of fire-affected areas.

The District of Peachland has opened a Recovery Office to support Peachland residents who have been affected by the Trepanier Forest Fire. The office is located in the Peachland Municipal office, 5806 Beach Avenue and is open weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Residents with questions or needing assistance should or call 250-767-6055, Extension 120.

Residents looking for information regarding aerial fire retardant on their properties can contact ICL at 1-250-554-3530, or via their website

The Regional District Parks Services advises as a result of the forest fire, Trepanier Creek Greenway Regional Park is closed until further notice.  When conditions are safe a hazard assessment will be conducted to determine what work will be required to make the park safe again for the public.

New information and updates and a detailed map with the current Alert status is available on the Regional District Emergency Program