The Osoyoos Indian Band has rescinded an evacuation order and replaced it with an evacuation alert for a handful of addresses affected by the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire.
The affected addresses include the following businesses on Rancher Creek Road: Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, Spirit Ridge Resort, Sonora Dunes Golf Course and Nk’Mip Winery.
The other two addresses are 2000 Valleyview Drive (The Residences) and 600 Rancher Creek Road.
While those addresses are under evacuation alert, hundreds remain under evacuation orders that were issued either by the Osoyoos Indian Band, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) or the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary.
Even more addresses remain under evacuation alerts that are still in effect. More information is available on the RDOS website.
As of Saturday morning, the fire was listed at 6,800 hectares, the same size it was on Friday.
The fire had previously been estimated at 2,000 hectares, but it tripled in size after smoky skies cleared, allowing for more accurate mapping.
Nk”Mip Creek fire grows and continues to threaten homes
On Saturday, the RDOS will be hosting a 2 p.m., update on wildfires in the area.
The broadcast will be streamed to the RDOS YouTube channel.
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