Another quiet night for Shelter Cove fire

The evacuation order for the wildfire remains in effect for about 70 properties along Westside Road

The cooler temperatures overnight Thursday was welcomed by those fighting the Shelter Cove fire on Westside Road.

The B.C. Wildfire Service monitored the blaze which is estimated at 460-hectares.

“In the interest of public safety, the evacuation order for the wildfire remains in effect for about 70 properties along Westside Road,” states the Regional District of Central Okanagan.

Those within the evacuation area are along Westside Road from Denison Road north to La Casa Resort, but not including La Cassia, as well as the following roads: Denison Road, Shelter Cove Road and Deighton Road.

“Emergency officials are constantly assessing possible changes in the status of the evacuation order based on a variety of conditions including fire behaviour, weather and degree of containment,” states RDCO.

“The inconvenience and stress posed to those people forced from their accommodation and homes is always top of mind. Any change to the evacuation order will be made only when it is safe to do so.”

Neither La Casa Resort nor Lake Okanagan Resort are under the evacuation order or an alert at this time.

Westside Road remains closed between Cinnabar Creek and La Casa Resort.  Westside Road remains open in both directions from the north to La Casa Resort and from the south to the closure at Cinnabar Creek.