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Evacuation alert expanded for Testalinden Creek wildfire

FILE - An aerial photo of the Testalinden Creek wildfire contributed by the B.C. Wildfire Service on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. A forecast for increased wind has resulted in an expansion of the evacuation alert for the Testalinden Creek wildfire.
Image Credit: Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service
August 28, 2015 - 8:40 AM

PENTICTON - A forecast for increased wind has resulted in an expansion of the evacuation alert for the Testalinden Creek wildfire.

The Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen issued the evacuation alert expansion late in the day yesterday, August 27.

The notice applies to properties north of the Testalinden Creek fire area, along Tinhorn Creek, Old Golf Course Road, West Avenue, Cellar Road, Chokecherry Lane, the west side of Sumac Street and portions of Fairview Road and Willowbrook Road.

The total number of homes or properties placed under evacuation alert due to the Testalinden Creek wildfire is now 285.

Those living on Crown land in the interface area are advised to water the interface area up to three hours each day.

For further information go to the regional district's website.

The regional district has issued an expansion notice of the evacuation alert for the Testalinden Creek fire in anticipation of higher winds.
The regional district has issued an expansion notice of the evacuation alert for the Testalinden Creek fire in anticipation of higher winds.
Image Credit: RDOS

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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