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All evacuation orders have been canceled for the Keremeos Creek wildfire near Penticton, British Columbia.

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Boaters enjoy Skaha Lake as a wildfire burns in the background in Penticton, B.C. Thursday, August 20, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Boaters enjoy Lake Skaha against the backdrop of the wildfires of Penticton, British Columbia. Thursday, August 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward Photo by JONATHAN HAYWARD /THE CANADIAN PRESS

Penticton, BC. — Local officials in the Okanagan area of ​​British Columbia 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.

He said some facilities are still under evacuation warnings as wildfires continue.

The fire is one of five he has been classified as a 'wildfire of note' by the BC Wildfire Service, with more than 69 square kilometers charred.

Wildfire Service Incident Commander Hugh Murdoch said that although the fire continues to burn, it does not currently pose a threat to the home and is "very pleased with the crew and resources in place." I am.”

The Keremeos Creek fire, which he discovered on July 29, forced the evacuation of more than 500 of his homes in the area, and the WildFire Service said the cause was under investigation. I'm here.

This Canadian Press report was first published on August 17, 2022.

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