A local emergency and evacuation order has been issued for homes near a construction site on Glenmore Road that was destroyed by fire earlier this week.

An evacuation warrant has been issued to properties within 300 feet of the property at the intersection of Glenmore Road and Union Avenue due to a crane that “poses a potential risk if it is structurally compromised or damaged.”

A map of the properties of an evacuation order can be found at cordemergency.ca. The properties affected by the order include:

• Units 1-7, 115 Wyndham Crescent

• 129 Wyndham Crescent

• Units 123-131, 133 Wyndham Crescent

“We are working with the City of Kelowna, Emergency Management BC, WorkSafe BC, the Kelowna Fire Department and professional engineers to assess the risk, determine the structural integrity of the crane, and resolve the situation as quickly as possible,” said Sandra Follack , Central Okanagan Regional Emergency Program Coordinator. “Public safety is our top priority and we work with the utmost caution to ensure the safety of our residents.”

Traffic closures also remain in effect.

Glenmore Road will be closed between Cross and Scenic Road and Union Road between Wyndham Crescent and Valley Road.

Pedestrian paths on both streets will also be blocked. Sidewalks on Glenmore between Cross and Scenic and on Union between Glenmore Road and Snowsell Street North will be closed.

Traffic in the region is routed on connecting roads. Signage and staff help with direct traffic.

The closings will remain in effect until further notice.

READ MORE: Crews tackle the early morning fire at the Kelowna construction site

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