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Evacuation alert, order issued for Keremeos Creek wildfire in South Okanagan

A South Okanagan wildfire that’s burning southwest of Penticton has shortly grown in measurement.

It was found on Friday together with many others within the Kamloops Fireplace Centre after scattered lightning strikes throughout the Southern Interior. The Keremeos Creek blaze is at present listed at 100 hectares.

Now deemed a wildfire of note, the B.C. Wildfire Service mentioned late Friday that it’s displaying aggressive hearth behaviour and that 10 wildfire crews plus two safety personnel are battling the blaze.

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BCWS added that two helicopters have been there and extra personnel have been on route.

It additionally mentioned the hearth is positioned in terrain that air tankers and heavy equipment can’t entry right now.

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The fireplace is positioned in rugged terrain, round 21 km southwest of Penticton, or 11 km north of Olalla. It’s additionally round 5 km southeast of Apex Mountain Resort.

Because of this, the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen issued an evacuation alert and an evacuation order on Friday evening.

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New wildfires sparked in North Okanagan

New wildfires sparked in North Okanagan

The evacuation order, issued at 9:30 p.m., is for Inexperienced Mountain Highway between Freeway 3A to the south and Apex Mountain Highway to the north, and within the basic neighborhood of Ford Lake.

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The evacuation alert, issued at 10:30 p.m., consists of the next properties.

  • 26 Apex Mountain Rd.
  • 99 Apex Mountain Rd.
  • 108 Apex Mountain Rd.
  • 146 Apex Mountain Rd.
  • 205 Apex Mountain Highway
  • 226 Apex Mountain Highway
  • 1705 Inexperienced Mountain Rd.
  • 1825 Inexperienced Mountain Rd.
  • 1907 Inexperienced Mountain Rd.
  • 1918 Inexperienced Mountain Rd.
  • 1925 Inexperienced Mountain Rd.
  • 1940 Inexperienced Mountain Rd.
  • 1992 Inexperienced Mountain Rd.
  • 1995 Inexperienced Mountain Rd.
  • 2011 Inexperienced Mountain Rd.
  • 2021 Inexperienced Mountain Rd.
  • 2049 Inexperienced Mountain Rd.
  • 2050 Inexperienced Mountain Rd.
  • 2099 Inexperienced Mountain Rd.
  • 3051 Inexperienced Mountain Rd.
  • 1038 Freeway 3A
  • 4585 Sheep Creek Rd.
  • 4590 Sheep Creek Rd.
  • 4595 Sheep Creek Rd.
  • 4690 Sheep Creek Rd.

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Excessive danger for wildfire heading into B.C.’s lengthy weekend

Excessive danger for wildfire heading into B.C.’s lengthy weekend

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