Evacuation order rescinded for properties affected by Testalinden Creek fire

An evacuation order issued for properties affected by the Testalinden Creek wildfire has been rescinded. A number of properties remain on evacuation alert, however.

PENTICTON - An evacuation order for 27 properties near the Testalinden Creek wildfire has been rescinded.

Homeowners in the upper Fairview Road area west of Oliver can go back to their homes.

The properties remain under an evacuation alert. The number of properties still under an evacuation alert is down to 180 from 285 homes. 

The Testalinden Creek fire has been moving north in the past few days, away from homes in rural areas west of Oliver. The 4,295-hectare blaze is 60 per cent contained.

B.C. Wildfire says with the cooler temperatures, rain and calmer winds, fire activity has decreased on the north flank.

Residents still within the revised evacuation alert are asked to be prepared to evacuate if required.

For more information about the evacuation alerts you can check out the RDOS website or call 250-492-0237.

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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