Evacuees of the White Rock Lake wildfire burning out of control at an estimated 55,000 hectares west of Vernon can now park their RVs and camping trailers in several school parking lots in town.
The City of Vernon announced Saturday, Aug. 7, that recreational vehicle parking is available at Ecole Bearisto Elementary School (3302 27th St.), WL Seaton Secondary School (2701 41st Ave.) and BX Elementary (5849 SIlver Star Rd.).
Parking will be available for the duration of the evacuation alerts and orders.
This, of course, may change should the alerts and orders change.
The City of Vernon has rescinded the majority of its evacuation alert Saturday. Now, only a portion of Tronson Road and the entire communities of Canadian Lakeview Estates and Adventure Bay remain on alert.
The Regional District of North Okanagan, the District of Coldstream and City of Armstrong* also rescinded the alerts in place.
The Township of Spallumcheen still remains under evacuation alert.
*Editor’s note: this was changed at 4:35 p.m. as the City of Armstrong rescinded its alert.