BC Wildfire Service firefighters set hand ignitions along the edge of the Keremeos Creek Wildfire to control burn off fuel. (BCWS)

BC Wildfire Service firefighters set hand ignitions along the edge of the Keremeos Creek Wildfire to control burn off fuel. (BCWS)

Farleigh Lake and Marron Lake added to Keremeos Creek Wildfire evacuation alerts

The properties on the list are located to the north east of the fire

Evacuation alerts over the Keremeos Creek Wildfire have grown to include Farleigh Lake and Marron Valley.

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen issued the updated list at 3:30 p.m.

The list comes as BC Wildfire Service firefighters prepare for a cold front that is set to hit the fire, bringing with it shifting wind directions and higher wind speeds that promote fire activity.

Earlier on Thursday, the RDOS issued an evacuation order for the west side of Olalla, after the fire was driven towards them overnight.

READ MORE: New evacuation orders near Olalla as Keremeos Creek wildfire continues to grow

Due to the changing conditions, a new size estimate for the fire’s growth since Wednesday’s 4,250 hectares has not been made available.

During a briefing on Thursday, the RDOS announced that there would be highly pre-emptive evacuation alerts to come for the rest of Olalla and properties further south towards Keremeos.

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