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Interior Health evacuates senior facilites due to Kelowna/West Kelowna fires

Care facility partners will determine the timeline for the evacuations
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Fire burns in Glenmore on Aug. 18. (Facebook)

Interior Health is evacuating senior care facilities impacted by wildfires in the Kelowna and West Kelowna areas.

No other sites are impacted at this time.

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Care facility partners will determine the timeline for the evacuations with the support of IH to help with the specific transportation or beds. These evacuations are in addition to the relocation of 95 individuals from Interior Health’s Brookhaven Care Centre on the evening of Aug. 17.

IH has also established a phone line where families can receive updates on the location of their loved ones. That number is 1-833-469-9800. Hours of Operation will be Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Anyone requiring emergency care should contact 911 or proceed to Kelowna General Hospital or local Urgent and Primary Care Centres as needed.

READ MORE: More evacuations as McDougall Creek wildfire in West Kelowna now 10,500 hectares

READ MORE: More evacuations issued in Glenmore due to Kelowna wildfires

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Jen Zielinski

About the Author: Jen Zielinski

I graduated from the broadcast journalism program at BCIT. I also hold a bachelor of arts degree in political science and sociology from Thompson Rivers University. I was also a reporter for Castanet and CBC. I am a volunteer with Okanagan Humane Society.
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