Huckleberry evacuation alert lifted as emergency operations centre closes

Fire fighting planes attack the Huckleberry fire.

KELOWNA - The last evacuation alerts for the 55-hectare Huckleberry fire in Joe Rich have been rescinded.

While the alert has been lifted for the 28 properties along Huckleberry Road, a release from the emergency operations centre says residents can expect to see ongoing fire suppression operations as firefighters work to fully extinguish the fire.

Residents are asked to stay out of the way of fire crews, yield to emergency vehicles and to avoid driving over hoses laid across driveways.

Property owners and residents, as well as the general public, may encounter various hazards on private property and should stay out of fire-affected areas.

The emergency operations centre is now closed.

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