UPDATED: Evacuation alert issued for Wilson's Landing

7/30/2012

Several residents of West Kelowna have been placed on evacuation alert after a forest fire burning above Westside Road broke the fire guard early this morning.

The fire, in the Wilson's Landing area, has also forced the closure of Westside Road.  The road is closed to northbound traffic at Bear Creek Main and closed to southbound traffic at Browse Road in the Jenny Creek Subdivision.

An evacuation alert has now being issued to residents of:

·         1619,1625,1631,1639,1643,1649 Westside Road (new)

·         1655 - 2326 Westside Rd

·         Browse Rd

·         Bolton Rd

·         Banff Rd

·         Baird Rd

·         Bancroft Rd

·         Jenny Creek Rd

Residents are being told to be ready to leave their homes at a moment's notice.

The fire was declared contained yesterday at about noon.  At that time it was reported to be about 4.4 hectares in size.

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