More allowed back home in the Okanagan as rain helps firefighting efforts, but concerns loom over dry weather

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The latest on the wildfires:

Rainy conditions have helped curb fires and allow residents and visitors to return to some evacuated areas in B.C.’s Central Okanagan, but dry weather is expected to increase fire activity again throughout the area and North Shuswap.

Late Thursday, the provincial government lifted travel restrictions in West Kelowna that prevented travellers from booking hotels or coming to the community.

Local governments and First Nations were able to find the hotel space they needed for those evacuated by the 123-square-kilometre McDougall Creek wildfire that is burning out of control nearby, according to B.C.’s emergency

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