All evacuation orders have been canceled in the Keremeos Creek wildfires near Penticton, British Columbia

Local officials in the Okanagan area of ​​British Columbia say all evacuation orders related to the so-called Keremeos Creek wildfire near Penticton have been cancelled.

Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District Information Officer Eric Thompson said this means residents of the last 25 families displaced by the fire have been given permission to return home.

He says some properties remain on evacuation alert due to wildfires that are still active.

The fire is one of five blazes classified as “wildfires of note” by the BC Wildfire Service, charring more than 69 square kilometers.

Wildfire Service Incident Commander Hugh Murdoch said the fire continues to burn but poses no current threat to the home and is “very pleased” with the crew and resources in place. says.

The Keremeos Creek fire was discovered on July 29, forcing the evacuation of more than 500 homes in the area.

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