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Regional district to host update on wildfires in South Okanagan

Click to play video: 'B.C. wildfire official provides update on two large fires burning in the South Okanagan' B.C. wildfire official provides update on two large fires burning in the South Okanagan
BC Wildfire Services spokesman Dale Bojahra provides an update Wednesday afternoon on the Thomas Creek and Nk’Mip Creek fires burning in the South Okanagan. – Jul 21, 2021

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will be holding a press conference on Wednesday at 2 p.m., to discuss wildfires that are currently burning throughout the region.

There are two large fires in the South Okanagan: the Thomas Creek wildfire near Okanagan Falls, which is listed at 5,500 hectares; and the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire, which is burning between Oliver and Osoyoos, and is estimated to be 2,000 hectares.

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The press conference will feature several speakers, including Sue McKortoff, the mayor of Osoyoos; Martin Johansen, the mayor of Oliver; Erica Louie from the Osoyoos Indian Band; plus BC Wildfire and regional district representatives.

The media can be viewed on this YouTube page.

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