Bonaparte, Criss Creek residents return home

By James Peters
August 16, 2017 - 4:51pm

KAMLOOPS — There is good news for some of the residents forced out of their homes by the massive Elephant Hill wildfire west of Kamloops.

As of 4 o'clock this afternoon, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District has lifted the evacuation order covering the Bonaparte and Criss Creek areas.

That affects dozens of mostly rural properties.

The initial evacuation order was instituted on Sunday, August 12.

The TNRD says the risk to those areas has diminished, though the fire itself still measures more than 168,000 hectares in size.

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