Many properties in RDOS lifted from evacuation alert near Nk'Mip Creek wildfire

Nk'Mip shows no growth

UPDATE: 5:10 p.m.

The Nk'Mip Creek wildfire remains classified at out of control and sized at 16,005 hectares, no change from Thursday.

"Slightly cooler temperatures and increased west/northwest winds are expected today, but will return to moderate southwesterly flows through the weekend," reads an update from BC Wildfire Service late Friday afternoon.

"Guard line construction and reinforcement on the northwest and northeast flanks will remain as a priority.
Firefighters are working to mop-up hot spots along the southern fire perimeter that were identified by an infrared scan."

Patrols along McKinney Road will take place overnight keeping an eye on assets and properties. Properties near Mr. Baldy are also being continually assessed and prepared for structural protection.

Fire risk has decreased in the Shrike Hill community and structural protection specialists have moved out.

A total of 98 firefighters from Mexico have been battling the blaze since July 25. They will be taking three days of rest starting Aug. 7, returning to the fire Aug. 11.

Resources on scene currently include:

  • 153 firefighters
  • 6 helicopters
  • 22 heavy equipment
  • 16 structural protection personnel
  • 51 support staff, including a BC Wildfire Service Incident Management Team

UPDATE: 12:45 p.m.

Evacuation alerts continue to be rescinded in the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen that were in place due to the Nk'Mip Creek wildfire.

On Friday afternoon, 154 properties and 42 properties with legal descriptions were removed from the evacuation alert list in electoral areas A and C, rural Osoyoos and Oliver respectively.

Find the full list here.

ORIGINAL: 9:42 a.m.

The Town of Oliver has rescinded evacuation alerts for 20 properties as the nearby Nk'Mip Creek wildfire continues to be active in a more easterly direction.

The following properties are no longer under alert:

  • 5950 Black Sage Road
  • 6094 Black Sage Road
  • 6172 Black Sage Road
  • 800 Spillway Road
  • 802 Spillway Road
  • 820 Spillway Road
  • 852 Spillway Road
  • 862 Spillway Road
  • 882 Spillway Road
  • 921 Spillway Road
  • 937 Spillway Road
  • 953 Spillway Road
  • 957 Spillway Road
  • 7125 Tucelnuit Drive
  • 7137 Tucelnuit Drive
  • 7145 Tucelnuit Drive
  • 7153 Tucelnuit Drive
  • 7161 Tucelnuit Drive
  • 7171 Tucelnuit Drive
  • 7177 Tucelnuit Drive

The latest size update for the Nk'Mip Creek wildfire is 16,005 hectares. As of an update Thursday from the Regional District of Okanagan Simillkameen, fire activity was greatest on the flank of the fire pushing in to the neighbouring Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, away from the towns of Oliver and Osoyoos.

The wildfire destroyed three structures, among other property and belongings, in the rural Oliver Shrike Hill area in its early days.

The latest perimeter map for the fire can be found here.

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