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Some property owners near Princeton wildfire allowed home

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July 26, 2017 - 4:04 PM

PRINCETON - The evacuation order will be lifted for some of the properties along Summers Creek Road near Princeton this evening as crews continue to work to extinguish the nearby wildfire.

Zoe Kirk with the Regional District says 19 of the 26 properties under an evacuation order will go to an evacuation alert at 6:30 p.m. today, July 26.

The 3,300 hectare Princton wildfire is 100 per cent contained, according to B.C. Wildfire.

Kirk says all properties near the Princeton wildfire remain under a local state of emergency, with fire crews retaining the right to enter private property to fight the fire.

Property owners are requested to stay well back of fire crews working the blaze.

Kirk says residents will be allowed access to their properties in a regulated and staged manner in order for fire crews to continue conducting clean up operations.

You can find the latest information on the Regional District website.


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