B.C. officials urge patience as some wildfire evacuees start returning home

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The latest on the wildfires:

Officials throughout the B.C. Interior are pleading for patience from thousands of people displaced by wildfires, as some evacuees begin to head home.

The latest count shows 25,000 people have been told to leave their homes due to blazes across B.C.

On Wednesday night, 309 properties were taken off evacuation order in the West Kelowna area, along with a number of other areas in the District of Lake Country earlier in the evening as firefighters made good progress tackling fires like the McDougall Creek blaze.

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