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Osoyoos Indian Band rescinds evacuation order, issues alert for properties as Nk’Mip Creek wildfire burns

The alert was issued on July 24
The Anarchist Mountain Fire Department has been working with BC Wildfire on establishing protective guards and battling the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department Facebook)

The Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) on Saturday, July 24, rescinded evacuation orders on six area addresses threatened by the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. The addresses are now on evacuation alert, the OIB announced last midnight.

The affected addresses are:

  • 2000 Valleyview Drive (The Residences)
  • 1000 Rancher Creed Road (Nk’MIP Desert Cultural Centre)
  • 600 Rancher Creek Road
  • 1200 Rancher Creek Road (Spirit Ridge Resort)
  • 1300 Rancher Creek Road (Sonora Dunes Golf Course)
  • 1400 Rancher Creek Road (NKMip Winery)

Read more: UPDATE: Campers, residents, Spirit Ridge, wineries evacuated due to Nk’Mip wildfire

The Nk’Mip Creek wildfire is burning roughly 6,800 hectares between Oliver and Osoyoos, according to the B.C. Wildfire Dashboard. Over 100 BC Wildfire Service personnel were battling the flames as of Saturday afternoon. They have five helicopters and over 40 pieces of heavy equipment at their disposal, the service said.

Read more: Nk’Mip Creek wildfire north of Osoyoos now over 6,800 hectares

Read more: One home damaged in Nk’Mip fire, Mexican reinforcements arrive this weekend


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