UPDATE: 600+ properties on evacuation alert after fire near Princeton
UPDATE: The Jura fire has grown to 200 hectares, but fire crews worked overnight to place a guard around two-thirds of the perimeter. The goal is to have the fire completely guarded today. The evacuation alert will be re-assessed Thursday afternoon.
NEAR PRINCETON — Another evacuation alert has been issued in the South Okanagan.
The Jura fire is at 35 hectares, and is burning between Summerland and Princeton.
It’s prompted the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen to issue an evacuation alert for homes along the Summerland/Princeton Road, affecting 606 properties.
The affected properties include:
115 to 131 Augur Road
112 Bankeir Place
105 to 136 Country Lane
120 to 145 Jellico Road
4067 to 4131 Lakesyde Road
150 to 223 Lakeview Road
113 to 117 Lee CK PL
102 to 272 Link Lake Road
4088 to 4116 Meadow Cres
114 to 126 Muskoka Road
131 and 143 Osprey Place
110 to 231 Pinewood Drive,
143 Jellicoe Road, 1556 to 4600 Princeton-Summerland Road
1364 to 1862 Shinish Creek Road
118 to 149 Tee Pee Lakes Place
186 Trout Main FSR Road
You can view the evacuation alert here.
This means people are being asked to prepare, should an evacuation become necessary.