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Slowly but surely, the McDougall Creek wildfire is moving towards “held” status.
According to the BC Wildfire Service, crews continue to work on mop-up objectives, patrols and extinguishing hot spots that have been identified through infrared scanning.
As a result, Central Okanagan Emergency Operations (CORD) has been able to continue rescinding evacuation orders and alerts put in place due to the massive fire in August.
The latest to be lifted include a number of evacuation alerts up Westside Road, along with the partial rescindment of an evacuation order impacting crown land in the Bear Creek area.
The following properties are no longer under an evacuation alert:
In the Bear Creek area, the following areas remain under an evacuation order after the partial rescindment:
You can view the most up to date map of evacuation alerts and orders in place for both the McDougall Creek and Glen Lake wildfires by visiting the CORD website.
An area restriction order remains in effect for the McDougall Creek wildfire and it will stay in place until noon on Oct. 3, or until rescinded.
The fire remains at just under 14,000 hectares in size, with no notable growth over the last several days.