Published On: Tue, Jul 20th, 2021
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Additional Wildfire Evacuation Orders Issued in B.C. Because of Wildfireson July 20, 2021 at 1:12 pm

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At least 160 properties have been ordered to evacuate as an aggressive wildfire burns in the south Okanagan. The Osoyoos Indian Band ordered the evacuation of more than 100 properties Monday because of the Inkaneep Creek wildfire on the band’s land, about six kilometres north of Osoyoos. The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen says flames were moving rapidly north and it declared a local state of emergency Monday night and ordered the evacuation of 60 properties, followed by evacuation alerts for nearly 100 others and the entire town of Oliver. The BC Wildfire Service website shows the blaze has already burned an estimated seven square kilometres and personnel worked through the night, reporting “aggressive fire behaviour.” Separate fires in the southern Interior forced the Thompson−Nicola Regional District to order the evacuation of 28 properties near the community of Westwold on Monday and seven properties near Heffley Lake, the latest in a …

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