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BC Wildfire Service plans to control open burning to curb wildfires in Okanagan

The Emergency Operations Center of Similkameen, Okanagan District District, said more than 500 facilities had been ordered to evacuate and more than 1,000 facilities had received evacuation warnings. I'm here.

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View of the Keremeos Creek wildfire southwest of Penticton on Saturday, Aug. 6, as seen from the Nickelplate mine site.
View of Keremeos Creek wildfires southwest of Penticton, Saturday, August 6. A view from a nickel plate mining site. Photo by B.C. Wildfire Service

Keremeos — BC Wildfire Service fences fire as planned ignition burns in South Okanagan Say it's planned.

Intelligence Officer Mikhail Elsei said the controlled burning had spread around Keremeos Creekabout 21 kilometers southwest of Penticton. 60 square kilometers of flame under control.

He said the area will be much hotter and drier than the last few days, which will increase fire activity, but the winds will be calm, which will help firefighters. .

Elsay said the last few nights have been quiet and the service is hoping for a similar situation so the wildfires can be put out.

The Emergency Operations Center in Similkameen, Okanagan District, said more than 500 facilities have been ordered to evacuate and more than 1,000 facilities have been alerted to evacuate.

A crew of 381 firefighters are working to contain the blaze, one of his eight notable wildfires in the state.

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