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Keremeos Creek wildfire is no longer considered ‘out of control’ but on hold

About 30 days after it ignited, the Keremeos Creek wildfire is now believed to be out.

More than 7,000 hectares of wildfire burning 21 kilometers southwest of Penticton is no longer “out of control” as of Friday, August 26.

According to the BC Wildfire Service, fire behavior is minimal in the surroundings.

Hundreds of evacuation orders have been issued for properties in Olala and Keremeos, Green Mountain Road and Apex Village due to wildfires that were discovered on July 29.

All orders and warnings were withdrawn by 23 August due to reduced activity in the occupied territories.

“Fires burning at a safe distance within existing boundaries are permitted to burn and self-extinguish,” the BCWS wrote in the update. There is no threat of further spread at a sufficient distance from.”

With the latest classification of fires, BCWS said the bushfires are not expected to spread.

The Keremeos Creek wildfire remains one of three notable blazes in BC, with 79 firefighters currently assigned to fight the fire.

BCWS is reminding residents that smoke continues to be visible from Highway 3A and the surrounding area.

Strong winds and two deliberate ignitions spread the fire to 100 hectares last week. A risk of thunderstorms is expected Friday night through Saturday.


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Keremeos Creek wildfire is no longer considered ‘out of control’ but on hold

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