British Columbia

B.C. fire triggers new evacuation order near Osoyoos

A second evacuation order has been issued in the southern Interior of B.C. on Friday morning, affecting residents living on Anarchist Mountain east of Osoyoos.
A second wildfire is raging near Bridesville, about a 10 minute drive from Rock Creek, B.C. (Gary Moore)

A second evacuation order has been issued in the southern Interior of B.C. on Friday morning, affecting residents living on Anarchist Mountain east of Osoyoos.

The evacuation order applies to residents of Nine Mile Place on Anarchist Mountain. In addition, residents of Raven Hill Road and Raven Hill Place are on evacuation alert for the same fire threat.

It remains unclear how many homes and people are affected by the order and alert.

The order was triggered by a wildfire burning east of Oroville, Washington that crossed the border into Canada on Thursday.

Anarchist Mountain Fire Department personnel responded along with the B.C. Wildfire Service. The Regional District has activated its Emergency Operation Center.

The evacuation is the second in the region in recent days. On Thursday several hundred people were evacuated from the Rock Creek area after a fast-moving wildfire threatened a campsite and home in the area.

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