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Hundreds of properties under evacuation order in South Okanagan because of wildfires

Crews are setting controlled burns, as they try to bring a 60-square-kilometre wildfire under control in the South Okanagan region.

It’s one of the eight “fires of note” in the province, with more than 380 firefighters battling to bring it under control.

Officials say more than 500 properties are under evacuation orders.

Residents of another 1,000 are being told to prepare to evacuate at a moment’s notice.

There are five active wildfires burning in the North West Fire Centre, all of which are either ‘being held’ or are ‘under control’.

With files from Vista National Newswire

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