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VIDEO: Former MP is part of West Kelowna evacuation order and the fire is burning just steps from his house

Former member of parliament Stephen Fuhr received some photos this morning that confirmed his fears.

Fuhr who was once the Liberal MP for Kelowna-Lake Country was relieved to see his house wasn't lost to fire last night.

But photos sent to him from behind the evacuation lines show the blaze burning just steps from his home.

He returned home from Vancouver yesterday (Thursday) after he got word of the fire, but he didn't have long.

"I got home and within 15 minutes of being home it went from an alert to an order," he said.

<who> Photo Credit: NowMedia <who> The view from Fuhr's driveway Friday Morning

"And I grabbed what I could and left."

Fuhr said it was overwhelming to have so little time to decide what he needed to keep.

"I just grabbed the things that can't be replaced and threw them in my car and went to see if the neighbours needed a hand and then we left."

Overnight, he felt the chances of losing his house were probably about 80%.

<who> Photo Credit: NowMedia

"Surprisingly it didn't go," he said.

But some pictures sent to him this morning were not encouraging.

The view from his backyard shows flames just steps away on the bank above his Westside Road home.

"Whether it survives the rest of the day," he said, "I don't know."

<who> Photo Credit: NowMedia

"I just try to focus on how lucky, in my particular case, that I am," Fuhr said.

"There's people with young kids and pets. They have a totally different situation than what I have."

He says he's just worried about everybody else.

Editors note: Stephen Fuhr confirmed his house was lost to the fire.

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