All evacuation orders now lifted around Osoyoos

The latest on the wildfires:

All evacuation orders have now been lifted around Osoyoos, B.C., which saw a wildfire burn to its doorstep last month as flames swept north across the U.S. border.

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has rescinded its state of local emergency as well as all evacuation orders related to the nearly 71-square-kilometre Eagle Bluff wildfire, just west of the town.

More than 130 properties in or around the southern Okanagan community have been evacuated since the fire jumped the border on July 29, but the orders have been eased as the B.C. Wildfire Service says the blaze is no longer likely to spread.

Evacuation orders have been downgraded to alerts

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