Lake Country fire 90 per cent contained

Evacuation orders remain in effect

The Lake Country fire is 90 per cent contained.

Evacuation orders will remain in place overnight for 58 properties on Nighthawk Road, Long Road and Tyndall Road from south of 10810 to the end of the pavement.

Jack Seaton Park and trails remain closed.

Fire crews have continued to work on the fire and their efforts will continue into Tuesday evening as they extinguish remaining spot fires, mop up hot spots in a steep gully and fall hazard trees, according to a Central Okanagan Emergency Operations release.

The fire has gone from 80 per cent contained Tuesday morning to its current status of 90 per cent containment. The size of the fire-affected area held at 50.3 hectares.

An update on the status of the evacuation order for the Okanagan Centre Fire is expected around 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 19.

RCMP are maintaining road blocks in the evacuated area and are conducting ongoing roaming patrols. Members of the public are asked to stay away from evacuated areas to aid in the emergency response and avoid hazards created by the fire. RCMP have indicated zero tolerance for people accessing closed areas.

Check out the map and search by address to determine if an area or street is under evacuation order.

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