Nk’Mip Creek wildfire: Evacuation order partially rescinded by Osoyoos Indian Band
The evacuation order issued by the Osoyoos Indian Band due to the raging Nk’Mip Creek wildfire has been partially rescinded, allowing some evacuees back into their homes.
Officials lifted the order for 176 properties on Wednesday afternoon, but said the addresses remain under evacuation alert, meaning the residents must be prepared to flee at a moment’s notice.
“An evacuation order may need to be reissued,” warns the notice, which was signed by Chief Ronny McGinnis.
Another 26 addresses, all located along Nk’Mip and Black Sage roads, remain under evacuation order.
The nearby wildfire, which broke out on Monday, has already grown to an estimated 2,000 hectares. As of Wednesday evening, the B.C. Wildfire Service still had the blaze classified as “out…