Evacuation alerts rescinded in Oliver

Due to the successful firefighting efforts of the BC Wildfire Service, the Testalinden Creek Wildfire Evacuation Alert has been rescinded.

Due to the successful firefighting efforts of the BC Wildfire Service, the Testalinden Creek Wildfire Evacuation Alert for 180 homes or properties has been rescinded.

All Evacuation Alerts have now been rescinded for the entire Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Continued firefighting efforts may be taking place in the mountains to the west of Oliver and Osoyoos for some time. Residents are asked to stay away from the upland areas between Highway 3 and Fairview Road until firefighting efforts are complete.

The Regional District would like to thank all the men and women with the BC Wildfire Service, local Fire Departments and supporting emergency service organizations for their efforts. The Regional District also thanks all the residents in Oliver, Electoral Areas ‘A’ and ‘C’ affected by wildfires this summer for their cooperation and patience during this event.

For more information, including interactive mapping, please visit www.rdos.bc.ca, call 250-492-0237 or toll-free 1-877-610-3737.