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Unpredictable winds make wildfires a volatile foe: expert

More than 500 properties were evacuated and more than 1,000 were ordered to evacuate immediately due to the Keremeos Creek wildfires.

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The Canadian Press

B.C. Wildfire Service personnel briefing heavy equipment operators at staging.
B.C. Staging Wildfire Service personnel briefing heavy equipment operators. Photo Wildfire Service by B.C. /jpg

KEREMEOS — B.C. said it was controlling a fire in a suburban area of ​​the southern Okanagan region.

Intelligence Officer Mikhail Elsei said a controlled fire was scheduled for Sunday to curb a large fire that has been burning for more than a week.

The service also assigned crews to install sprinkler systems to protect property in the northeast quadrant of the area.

The B.C. Wildfire Service says it is using a combination of tools to control a blaze on the outskirts of the southern Okanagan region.
The Wildfire Service combines multiple tools to It said it was controlling a fire that broke out in a suburb of Photo Wildfire Service by B.C. /jpg

The approximately 60 square kilometer wildfire is located approximately 21 kilometers southwest of Penticton. increase.

This resulted in more than 500 establishments being evacuated and more than 1,000 establishments ordered to prepare for emergency evacuation.

The service has 381 firefighters, 16 helicopters and 43 heavy equipment to help fight fires.

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