Penticton-area evacuation alerts lifted

A helicopter works on one of the fires burning in the Penticton area. - Mark Brett/Western News
A helicopter works on one of the fires burning in the Penticton area.
— image credit: Mark Brett/Western News

All evacuation alerts in the South Okanagan were rescinded Thursday morning after wet weather helped crews gain the upper hand on a trio of fires.

The alerts issued last week by the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen affected 600-plus properties near the Apex Mountain and Jura fires.

As of Thursday morning, both Apex, at 345 hectares, and Boot Hill, at 101 hectares, were 100 per cent contained, according to the B.C. Wildfire Management Branch website.

The Jura blaze was pegged at 390 hectares and 90 per cent contained.

Thursday also saw the fire danger rating in the Penticton area dropped to low.


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