Wind, dry conditions fuel fast-moving wildfire near Kelowna, B.C.

This photo was taken in the evacuated area on the ?Aq’am Reserve near Cranbrook, B.C. ?Aq’am staff members and RCMP officers visited the evacuated area to check on pets and ensure they were fed on Sept. 2, 2017. (Sonya Morigeau / ?Aq’am)

Source: The Canadian Press, September 3, 2017 

KELOWNA, B.C. — Dozens of people living in southern British Columbia have been forced to leave their homes as winds fan a wildfire nearby.

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen issued an evacuation order Sunday afternoon for 55 properties west of Summerland as crews fight a fire burning about 30 kilometres southwest of Kelowna.

Residents in more than 300 properties in the nearby Central Okanagan Regional District have been warned that they, too, may have to leave on a moment’s notice.

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