Village of Apex residents can go home after two-plus weeks under evacuation order

Apex residents can go home

Contributed James Shalman/Apex Mountain Report

An evacuation order for Apex Mountain Village will be rescinded at noon Tuesday.

Residences in the village will be cleared for access after more than two weeks away while crews fought the Keremeos Creek wildfire.

The properties will remain under evacuation alert for the time being, meaning residents returning home should still be ready to leave again if need be.

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen urges non-residents to stay clear of the village during the re-entry process.

The Apex Mountain Waste Transfer Station will be available for residential garbage drop off.

For a list of things to expect when returning home after an evacuation order, click here. A copy will also be provided upon re-entry, and more available at the Apex Volunteer Fire Rescue hall.

Twenty-five properties along Sheep Creek Road, Highway 3A and Green Mountain Road remain under evacuation order. For an interactive list of properties under alert and order check here.

The Keremeos Creek wildfire is estimated at nearly 7,000 hectares in size and has been "relatively stable," according to BC Wildfire Service, for the last few days.

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