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Regional District cancels remaining evacuation order for Keremeos Creek wildfire

The last few residents of the Evacuation Order for the Keremeos Creek wildfire have been given the green light to go home.

At 2:00 pm Wednesday, theOkanagan-Similkameen Regional District (RDOS) announced that it had canceled all evacuation orders related to the large fire.

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. This will allow residents of 25 properties along Green Mountain Road and Sheep Creek Road to return home," the district said, adding, "There are currently no properties under evacuation orders within the RDOS." I was.

There are currently 27 fires in the Kamloops Fire Center, but only one is considered a notable wildfire. It's the Keremeos Creek fire. Its size is estimated at 6,950 hectares.

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EOC Update: August 17, Green Mountain Road North of Precinct I and The evacuation order for Sheep Creek Road has been cancelled. 2022, 2:00 PM

— RDOS EOC (@EmergMgtRDOS) August 17, 2022

BC The wildfire service said 292 firefighters, 11 helicopters and 18 heavy equipment were on the scene as the fires continued. increase.

"There is very solid ground at the northern end (of the fire)," said BCWS Incident Commander Hugh Murdoch. "That's pretty impressive. The work done there."

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Maron Valley Road remains on evacuation alert as fires continue south of Green Mountain Road.

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"The Keremeos Creek wildfire continues to burn in the area, but there is no current threat to homes," said RDOS.

“BC Wildfire Services has instructed residents to be aware of fire activity outside of burnt areas.

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