Shelter Cove fire remains a priority

North Westside and Wilson's Landing firefighters knocked down a few hot spots Tuesday night

The evacuation order for the 430-hectare Shelter Cove fire remains in effect Wednesday for about 70 homes along Westside Road.

Properties affected by the order include those from 3985 Westside Road north to La Casa Resort (but not including La Casa) and the following roads: Denison Road, Shelter Cove Road and Deighton Road.

North Westside and Wilson’s Landing firefighters knocked down a few hot spots during their overnight patrols Tuesday. B.C. Wildfire Service ground firefighters also monitored the fire overnight.

Incident Command will be meeting later Wednesday morning to determine today’s plan of attack for fighting the fire.

RCMP members are continuing security patrols on land and on water within the evacuation area. Boaters on Okanagan Lake are asked to stay well away from the area in order to allow Wildfire Service air crews to gather water.

Neither La Casa Resort or Lake Okanagan Resort are under the evacuation order or alert at this time.

Westside Road is still closed between Cinnabar Creek and La Casa Resort.