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Over 100 properties taken off evacuation alert for Nk’Mip fire

The Nk’Mip Creek fire has continued to grow but has moved away from the town
With bone dry conditions, every bush and tree is kindling for the Nk’Mip fire. (Oliver Fire)

UPDATE: 3:15 p.m.

Over 100 properties put on evacuation alert for the Nk’Mip fire will be taken off the list as of midnight tonight, July 27.

All properties north of Highway 3, east of Cottonwood Dr. and west of 45th Street will no longer be on evacuation alert. Those addresses were put on alert July 20 and include Black Sage Rd, 45th Street, Jackpine, Birch, Willow, Maple and Main Street.

However, Osoyoos has extended its state of emergency status until Aug. 3.


The Oliver Landfill is back open to full hours after closing due to the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire.

The town has also ended its state of local emergency as the fire moves further east.

READ MORE: New evacuation order and state of emergency declared for Thomas Creek fire

The Town of Osoyoos on the other hand has extended its local state of emergency until August 3, at midnight.

The Oliver Landfill is back open to its regular hours from Monday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The used motor oil drop-off is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

The Nk’Mip Creek wildfire has burned over 6,800 hectares and led to hundreds being evacuated. Some of those orders have been rescinded as the fire continues to move eastwards.

READ MORE: Some evacuation orders rescinded while Nk’Mip fire continues to grow

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Brennan was raised in the Okanagan and is thankful every day that he gets to live and work in one of the most beautiful places in Canada.
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