Hundreds of the evacuated residents of the Okanagan Centre wildfire are being allowed to go home.
The Emergency Operation Centre says after an assessment this afternoon between Lake Country Fire and the BC Wildfire Service, the evacuation order for Nighthawk Road, Long Rd, Tyndall Road from south of 10810 to the end of the payment remains in effect.
As well, Jack Seaton Park is closed.
“These areas within the Okanagan Centre wildfire still have active fire which is being fought by ground crews,” says a release. “When it is safe to remove this order, residents from approximately 69 properties will be allowed home.”
The Evacuation Order for 262 other homes and Evacuation Alerts for 657 properties in other areas and roads in Lake Country have been rescinded.
Check out the map at www.cordemergency.ca/map and search by address to determine if an area or street is under alert or order.
RCMP will continue staffing roadblocks and patrolling through evacuated areas overnight.
It’s anticipated the next update from the Emergency Operation Centre will issued at around 9:30 Monday morning.
Photo: Media toured the fire area Sunday