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Photo: Contributed - Marten Kroes
Photo: Contributed - Marten Kroes

Rose Valley evacuation expanded

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The evacuation area has been expanded for properties affected by the Rose Valley Reservoir fire. The fire at midnight had grown to approximately 30 hectares in the McDougall Rim trails area of the west side of the reservoir.

Residents in the following areas are now evacuated and asked to report to the Emergency Social Services reception centre at Royal LePage Place in the Mount Boucherie complex at 2760 Cameron Road:

Bartley Road south of Lenz to Stevens
Jok Mar Ct.
Rosewood Ct
Rosemary Ct
Rosealee Ln
Rose Tree Rd
Rosemeadow Dr.
Roseanne Ct
Roseabbey Dr
Rosewood Dr
Rosefield Dr
McDougall Rd

Residents that have been evacuated and unable to report to the centre for registration may contact the Emergency Social Services Reception Centre by phone at 778-797-2269.

These areas list below remain on evacuation alert due to the 300 hectare fire burning in the Glenrosa Gellatly Road area:

Hwy 97 west of Elliot Road
South Rubicon Road
South and West of Smith Creek Road
Paynter Road
Glencoe Road
Windt Road
Pop Road
Scharf Road
Solar Road
Delray Road
Shelter Road
Broadview/Elliot Road (this is the eastern boundary of alert area)
Telcor Place
Twin Place
Sandberg Road
Doucette Drive
Summerville Court
Summerville Place
Salish Road
Harold Road
Sugosa Place
Rubicon Road
Reece Road west of Elliot Road
Neufield Crescent
Rufli Road
Butt Road west of Elliot Road
Main Street west of Elliot Road
Taneda Road
Lower Glenrosa Road between Delray and Powers Creek
Churchill Road
Rainbow Road

This evacuation alert affects mostly agricultural area and approximately 300 homes.

So far more than 4,500 homes have been evacuated, affecting over 10,000 people.

Residents with livestock or other animals in the evacuation alert areas should consider an emergency plan for their animals. Care facilities have been notified and are preparing to evacuated if required. At 11 p.m. the fire was confirmed to be 300 hectares.

New information will be released to the media as soon as it becomes available.

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