The entire Apex Village is now being evacuated due to the spreading Keremeos Creek wildfire.
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen issued the order for residents of the ski resort properties to get up and go at 8 a.m. Monday (Aug. 1).
RCMP and other emergency responders will be working to expedite the evacuation.
Additional properties in the RDOS’ Electoral Area I were also put on evacuation alert.
Smoke from the fire is visible via the Apex Ski Resort’s webcams, as well as one of several snow-machines that were being set up on Sunday to put water into the air around the village.
The fire, according to the last update from the BC Wildfire Service Sunday evening, is an estimated 437 hectares in size.
Over the weekend, it was seen moving south towards Highway 3A.
The full and latest list of properties under evacuation alert and order can be found on the RDOS Emergency Operation Centre website at emergency.rdos.bc.ca/latest-updates
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