Peachland - Mount Eneas (Brent Road)

kiaracarter
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Re: Peachland - Mount Eneas (Brent Road)

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14Karma wrote:Road just closed..... indefinitely ....wasn't there a back road travelers used about 10 yrs ago when there was a large slide that closed the highway? Hubby works in Penticton and would love to get home! I was sure there was a forestry road that I remember people using?

There is a road that leads to Princeton in peachland...not sure how to get there though.
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Post by Ellerman »

Fancy wrote:This fire is approximately 1,000 hectares.


We were just at the over watch ridge near the Peachland zip line and this fire is growing rapidly. Was quite windy, water skimmers (5 of them) were hitting it continuously but unfortunately it wasn’t doing much to suppress it. Need to get bigger bombers in to get a handle on this, the skimmers are great to see but it’s literally drops in a bucket on this fire.
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Re: Peachland - Mount Eneas (Brent Road)

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dogspoiler wrote:Yes, that road is there but you would be driving through the heart of the fire.


Thank you....I knew there was a back road - it hit me after posting that it would probably be going thru the fire area....shoot!
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14Karma wrote:
dogspoiler wrote:Yes, that road is there but you would be driving through the heart of the fire.


Thank you....I knew there was a back road - it hit me after posting that it would probably be going thru the fire area....shoot!


What about Hwy 33 to Idabel lake then follow the forest service road to Carmi Rd? I heard theres lots of people taking that route yesterday and today.
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Sorry, i just realized he’s going from Penticton to Kelowna.

Take Beaverdell rd to Idabel lake and on to Hwy 33. Im told its well marked and should be busy right now.
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14Karma wrote:Road just closed..... indefinitely ....wasn't there a back road travelers used about 10 yrs ago when there was a large slide that closed the highway? Hubby works in Penticton and would love to get home! I was sure there was a forestry road that I remember people using?


There is a road... it’s accessed from Peachland up Princeton Ave, doesn’t take you anywhere near the fires and pops you out into Summerland. It’s all forest service, gravel roads and can be done in a car though.

Directions:

Take Princeton Ave exit from Highway 97 in Peachland
Drive up Princeton 9kms, take left fork named “Peachland FSR”
Take that to the 15km mark turn left on “Glen Lake FSR” (its more of a Y)
Take that for 15km then it comes to Summerland/Princeton FSR, turn left there
Turn left and it takes you into Summerland.

From Princeton and Highway 97, it’s about 50km on a diet road, will probably take you 90 minutes. Not quick but will get you to Summerland where you can get to Penticton from the Peachland/Kelowna area.
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Re: Peachland - Mount Eneas (Brent Road)

Post by Backroads »

I took the logging road route yesterday and it is not near the Munro fire. I was uncertain of the condition of Glen lake rd, so took Trout creek rd instead. It was in great condition.
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Post by electra188 »

You are thinking of the logging/FSR called the 201, or the Okanagan Falls FSR. It started in Penticton. You go up Carmi Road and it comes out on Hwy 33.
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Last week hiked commando bay, here's a photo looking across the lake at Peachland fire region.

Remember admiring all of the untouched forests on the Westside, in contrast to the 2003 burnt region I was standing on. Never thought that it'd burn this soon.
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Fire is setting up a new command post for staging at Thorne Road.
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Heard forestry person saying fire has pushed south to the edge of Wild Horse Ranch, winds at times gusting 30 to 40.
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Evacuation alerts:

https://www.cordemergency.ca/updates/wi ... 07-19-2352

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:52pm
Mt. Eneas Wildfire 2018

Central Okanagan, B.C. — A State of Local Emergency has been declared in the District of Peachland and an Evacuation Alert issued for 596 properties south of Princeton Avenue east to Highway 97. The approximately 1,490 residents living within this large area of Peachland should be prepared to leave their homes on short notice for an extended period of time due to the potential threat from wildfires burning south of the municipality.
A detailed map showing all the new properties on the Evacuation Alert can be found at cordemergency.ca/map.

The following addresses and streets are affected by the Evacuation Alert:

6107 – 6146 AITKENS RD
4720 - 4728 BLACKSMITH PL
6205 - 6230 BONNIE LANE
6272 – 6590 BULYEA AVE
6148 – 6178 DAVIES CRES
4948 – 5079 ELLIOTT AVE
6503 – 6551 FERGUSON PL
6093 – 6212 GUMMOW RD
6040 – 6054 HAWKES ST
6201 – 6265 HEIGHWAY LANE
5920 – 6663 HIGHWAY 97
5247 INGA ST
6400 -6493 KEYES AVE
6106 – 6266 LIPSETT AVE
6421 - 6465 MACK RD
5440 – 5463 MCDOUGALD RD
6229 – 6261 MILLER RD
5420 – 5443 PIERCE PL
5357 – 5495 PIERCE ST
5960 – 5976 PRINCESS ST
4525 – 5379 PRINCETON AVE (odd addresses on south side)
6472 – 6486 RENFREW CRT
6226 – 6650 RENFREW RD
RENFREW RD PARK CEMETERY
6482 – 6568 SHERBURN RD
6404 – 6439 STUART CRES
6471 – 6485 STUART CRES S
6267 SUNDSTROM CRT
6306 – 6376 TOPHAM PL
6363 – 6575 VERNON AVE
6203 – 6297 WHINTON CRES
6107 - 6192 WILSON RD
6325 – 6391 YORK LANE

All previously issued Evacuation Orders and Alerts remain in effect. Earlier this evening three properties within the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area (303, 305 and 307 Log Chute Road) were placed on Evacuation Order.
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https://www.facebook.com/mayorcindy.for ... 3051389438

Mayor Cindy Fortin

IMPORTANT UPDATE!

I will now be signing a Local State of Emergency as the winds have seriously caused the fires to flare up.

For safety, properties on Thorne Rd., Hardy St., and the Antlers Beach mobile home park, that were on an Evacuation Alert, may have to evacuate. I will let you know as soon as the Fire Chief makes the call. Crews will also be going to homes to notify residents, if that is the case.

In addition, all properties to the south of Princeton Avenue are now going to be placed on Evacuation Alert. Remember to pack your prescriptions, important papers, and other necessary items, first.

Please remain calm. This is not a time for Peachlanders to panic, but to pull together, as I'm proud to see so many of you have already done. Please know that we have the best trained fire crews in Peachland and the Province, and your safety is absolutely their top priority.

I will give you more information as soon as I receive it.

Updated 1 hour ago:

UPDATE: The Fire Chief feels comfortable that they will not need to evacuate the Antler's Beach Mobile Home Park or Thorne Road, or any residents on alert in that area tonight, as the fire has calmed down. They will have a crew monitoring embers and reassessing in the morning.

If anything changes during the night residents in that area will be notified.
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Re: Peachland - Mount Eneas (Brent Road)

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https://www.cordemergency.ca/updates/wi ... 07-19-2352

The link provides a list of addresses on evacuation alert in Peachland - current as of midnight.
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Re: Peachland - Mount Eneas (Brent Road)

Post by abraham »

This thread is for updates on the fire activity, not discussing the Mars Bombers.
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