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More evacuations for Princeton fire

An evacuation centre has been set up at the Riverside Centre in Princeton for evacuees of the Princeton fire.
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PENTICTON - An additional 46 homes were added to a mandatory evacuation order issued for residences north of Princeton last night.

A press release issued yesterday evening, July 9, by the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen stated 46 additional homes on 43 properties had been issued a mandatory evacuation order.

The homes are located along Highway 5A south of the junction with Summers Creek Road.

An additional 73 properties have been placed on advisory evacuation alert along Highway 5A up to the northern boundary of Princeton.

An emergency support services centre has been located at the Riverside Community Centre in Princeton at 148 Old Hedley Road.

All people affected by the evacuation order are asked to register at the centre, or call 250-295-0202.

The total number of homes evacuated due to the fire burning north of Princeton is now 301, with 306 properties under an evacuation alert.

Highway 5A between Aspen Grove and Princeton has been closed to traffic.

For the latest information, go to the regional district website.

— This story was updated at 12:18 p.m. Monday, July 10, 2017 to include a new phone number Emergency Social Services Centre provided by the regional district.

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