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Wildfire mushrooms near East Gate, west of Princeton

Properties put on evacuation alert Friday
The Garrison fire is near East Gate and Manning Park. BC Wildfire

The Garrison fire near East Gate and Manning Park - about 33 km from Princeton - has grown from 45 hectares to 450 hectares in 24 hours.

It is now listed by BC Wildfire as a Fire of Note.

Friday July, 23, 141 properties in the area were put on evacuation alert.

The alert was issued by the Regional District of Okanagan (RDOS) Similkameen Friday, July 23, at 7:45 p.m.

The Garrison fire is an estimated 45 hectares and is burning out of control, according to BC Wildfire. It was discovered Tuesday, July 20 and the cause is undertermined.

BC Wildfire Service and the RDOS are actively monitoring the situation and should conditions deteriorate, evacuation orders may be issued. As much advance notice as possible will be provided prior to an Evacuation Order, however you may receive limited notice to due changing conditions.

Upon notification of an alert, you should be prepared for evacuation order:

Locate all family members and designate a meeting area outside the evacuation area, should an evacuation 0rder be called while separated.

Take critical items only if they are immediately available:

• government-issued ID

• medications

• eyeglasses

• valuable papers (e.g. insurance, credit, and mortgage information) o immediate care needs for dependents

• Prepare to move persons with mobility concerns, children and/or neighbors, if assistance is needed.

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Andrea DeMeer

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Andrea is the publisher of the Similkameen Spotlight.
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