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7 p.m. update:

The Central Okanagan Emergency Operation Centre does not anticipate any further changes or adjustments in existing Evacuation Orders or Alerts this evening. 

It’s expected the next scheduled update regarding the remaining Evacuation Orders will be before 12 p.m. Monday, July 21st.

We now have approximately 300 people from just over 130 homes still under an Evacuation Order in the Tallus Ridge neighbourhood that are accessed via Mountains Hollow Lane and for properties accessed via Dixie Road in the Smith Creek neighbourhood. With the lifting of Evacuation Orders today, just over 1,000 homes remain on Evacuation Alert.

5:15 p.m. update:

The Emergency Operation Centre advises that the Evacuation Order for the Smith Creek Fire has been lifted for additional streets in the Shannon Woods Neighbourhood effective 5 p.m. Sunday, July 20. However, the Evacuation Order remains in effect for those properties in the Tallus Ridge Neighbourhood that are accessed via Mountains Hollow Lane and for properties accessed via Dixie Road in the Smith Creek Neighbourhood.

The Smith Creek Fire is still active and residents returning to their homes will remain on Evacuation Alert and should be prepared to leave their homes with little or short notice. The public is requested to stay out of fire-affected areas for their own safety and to obey all warning and hazards signs. The Evacuation Order area, including parks, trails and public and private lands, remains closed to the public.

The Evacuation Order is rescinded but an Evacuation Alert remains in effect for the following areas:

The following roads in the Smith Creek Neighbourhood:
• Asquith Road
• Bridal Hill Court
• Bridal Hill Drive
• Copper Ridge Drive
• Copper Ridge Court
• Copper Ridge Place
• Copper Ridge Way
• Doucette Drive
• Harold Road
• Ironridge Place
• Ironridge Road
• Rhinestone Road
• Shetler Drive
• Sandberg Road
• Sageview Road
• Saddleridge Drive
• Sugosa Place
• Salish Road
• Smith Creek Road
• Stone Ridge Drive
• Summerview Place
• Summerview Court
• Telcor Place
• Twin Place 
• Whispering Hills Drive
• Wild Horse Drive

The following roads in the Alexandria Neighbourhood: 
• Alexandria Way
• Shannon Lake Road

The following roads/properties in the Tallus Ridge Neighbourhood: 
• Boulder Lake Boulevard
• Cobblestone Road
• Pebble Place
• Stone Grove Crescent
• Tuscany Drive
• Tallus Ridge Drive including 2390 Tallus Ridge Drive

The following roads in the Shannon Woods Neighbourhood:
• Shannon Woods Drive
• Shannon Woods Place
• Shannon Woods Way
• Shannon Woods Cres
• Shannon Hills Drive
• Shannon Hills Place
• Shannon Heights Court 
• Shannon Heights Place

The Evacuation Order is still in effect for:

The following properties/roads in the Smith Creek Neighbourhood:
• All properties accessed off Dixie Road

The following properties/roads in the Tallus Ridge Neighbourhood including the following roads:
• Big Sky Drive
• Mountains Hollow Lane
• Paramount Drive
• Ryser Place
• Tallus Heights Drive
• Tallus Green Crescent
• Tallus Green Place

The Evacuation Alert has been lifted for Bartley Road and Lenz Road.

The latest information and updated maps of the Evacuation Order and Evacuation Alert areas are available at www.cordemergency.ca.

RCMP will be in the area to ensure an orderly re-entry and to enforce road blocks in areas where Evacuation Orders are still in effect.  When returning home, be cautious in your neighborhood and watch out for:

• Charred power poles and trees that may be unstable and fall.
• Live power lines lying on the ground.
• Small fires that may flare up without warning.
• Ash pits, which are holes filled with hot ash created by burned trees.


1:47 p.m. update:

The Emergency Operation Centre advises that the Evacuation Order for the Smith Creek Fire has been partially rescinded effective 11 a.m. Sunday, July 20.  

Residents returning to their home will be on Evacuation Alert and should be prepared to leave their homes with little or short notice.

About 2,000 of the 2,500 originally evacuated can now return home. Abut 200 homes are still on the Evacuation Order.

Crews are working hard to return remaining evacuees to their homes as soon as possible. Remaining evacuation orders will be evaluated later today.

The Evacuation Order is rescinded but an Evacuation Alert remains in effect for the following areas:

The following properties in the Smith Creek Neighbourhood including the following roads:

·         Asquith Road

·         Bridal Hill Court

·         Bridal Hill Drive

·         Copper Ridge Drive

·         Copper Ridge Court

·         Copper Ridge Place

·         Copper Ridge Way

·         Doucette Drive

·         Harold Road

·         Ironridge Place

·         Ironridge Road

·         Rhinestone Road

·         Shetler Drive

·         Sandberg Road

·         Sageview Road

·         Saddleridge Drive

·         Sugosa Place

·         Salish Road

·         Smith Creek Road

·         Stone Ridge Drive

·         Summerview Place

·         Summerview Court

·         Telcor Place

·         Twin Place

·         Whispering Hills Drive

·         Wild Horse Drive

Properties in the Alexandria Neighbourhood including the following roads:

·         Alexandria Way

·         Shannon Lake Road

A portion of the Tallus Ridge Neighbourhood including the following roads:

·         Boulder Lake Boulevard

·         Cobblestone Road

·         Pebble Place

·         Stone Grove Crescent

·         Tuscany Drive

·         Tallus Ridge Drive

A portion of the Shannon Woods Neighbourhood including the following roads:

·         Shannon Woods Drive

·         Shannon Woods Place

·         Shannon Woods Way

·         Shannon Woods Cres,

The Evacuation Order is still in effect for:

Properties in the Smith Creek Neighbourhood including the following roads:

·         Dixie Road

The following properties in the Tallus Ridge Neighbourhood including the following roads:

·         Big Sky Drive

·         Mountains Hollow Lane

·         Paramount Drive

·         Ryser Place

·         Tallus Heights Drive

·         Tallus Green Cres,

·         Tallus Green Place

The following properties in the Shannon Woods Neighbourhood including the following roads:

·         Shannon Hills Drive

·         Shannon Hills Place

·         Shannon Heights Court,

·         Shannon Heights Place

The Evacuation Alerts remain in effect for the following areas:

·         Bartley Road

·         Lenz Road

For the latest information and updated maps of the evacuation order and evacuation alert visit www.cordemergency.ca.

RCMP will be in the area to ensure an orderly re-entry and to enforce road blocks in areas where Evacuation Orders are still in effect.  When returning home, be cautious in your neighbourhood and watch out for:

·         charred power poles and trees that may be unstable and fall.

·         live power lines lying on the ground.

·         small fires that may flare up without warning.

·         ash pits, which are holes filled with hot ash created by burned trees.

Dr Moshe Oz at the Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital has asked that people that want to pickup their animals come 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday or anytime on Monday. 

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