After two long weeks, 223 residents in the Anarchist Mountain area got to go home Tuesday night when evacuation orders were rescinded.
Those 223 properties within the Nk’Mip Creek area of Electoral Area A were downgraded to an evacuation alert.
The order was rescinded at 5 p.m. on Aug. 3. The properties are now on evacuation alert, and residents must still be prepared to evacuate their property immediately.
“Due to the continued threat of fire and potential to expand back into this area, the Regional District now notifies those properties identified in Schedule 1 and shown in Schedule 2 that Evacuation Alert remains in place,” wrote the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen in a press release.
A list of affected properties can be found here.
The update comes after several residents from Anarchist Mountain expressed concern and frustration over the evacuation orders. One woman who spoke with the Western News said she has been living with family but is growing tired of being unable to go home.
Evacuation orders for Area 27 south to include the east side of Nk’Mip Road to the Spirit Ridge area have been downgraded to alerts today, Aug. 3.
The Osoyoos Indian Band rescinded the order and now those properties are on evacuation alert.
The area includes addresses on Area 27 Drive, Nk’Mip Road, Spud Allen Road.
An evacuation order is still in effect for Manuels Canyon Road to include the western portion of McKinney Road starting at 2035 McKinney to Gallagher Ranch area, said the OIB Emergency Operations Centre.