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Some evacuees to return home after weeks of raging wildfires

Last Updated Jul 18, 2017 at 6:52 am PDT

The fire near Cache Creek. (Courtesy Bernie Hudyma via Twitter)
Summary

An evacuation order was issued for the village of Cache Creek on July 7th

The community will still be kept under an evacuation alert

CACHE CREEK (NEWS 1130) – The Thompson-Nicola Regional District says the citizens of Cache Creek will be able to return tomorrow at 3 p.m.

The TNRD has determined that the Ashcroft fire no longer poses an imminent threat to the village, despite still being very active.

The community will still be kept under an evacuation alert. That means locals will need to be prepared to leave at a moments notice should conditions change.

“Residents will be given as much advance warning as possible prior to the evacuation; however you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions,” reads a release issued by the regional district.

Many properties outside of Cache Creek will remain under an evacuation order, as the district conducts assessments. They will be issued seperate notices should the areas be deemed safe.

Information packages will be given to those returning home.

People living in Cache Creek were forced from the village by a wildfire on Friday, July 7th. According to the TNRD, many of them have been staying in the reception centre set up in Kamloops.