Local officials say all evacuation orders related to the so-called Keremeos Creek wildfire near Penticton have been cancelled.
Eric Thompson, Information Officer for the Okanagan-Similkameen District District, said this was the last of his 25 households still displaced by the fire. He states that it means he has permission to go home.
Evacuation alerts have been issued for some facilities as wildfires continue, he said.
The fire was one of five blazes classified as 'wildfires of note' by the BC Wildfire Service, charring more than 69 square kilometers.
Wildfire Service Incident Commander Hugh Murdoch said the fire continues to burn but does not currently pose a threat to homes and is "very pleased with the crew and resources in place." I am.”
The Keremeos Creek fire he discovered on July 29 forced the evacuation of more than 500 homes in her area. The WildFire Service said the cause was under investigation.
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