All evacuation orders rescinded for Keremeos Creek wildfire near Penticton, B.C.

Local authorities in British Columbia’s Okanagan region say all evacuation orders around the Keremeos Creek wildfire near Penticton have been rescinded.

Erick Thompson, an information officer for the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, says this means residents from the last 25 households still displaced by the fire have received the go-ahead to return home.

He says select properties remain on evacuation alert due to the wildfire, which is still active.

The blaze is one of five classified as “wildfires of note” by the BC Wildfire Service and has charred more than 69 square kilometres.

Hugh Murdoch, incident commander for the wildfire service, says that though the fire will continue to burn, it poses no

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