Authorities have lifted the evacuation order for the more than 250 residents forced out of their homes since Sunday due to a wildfire in Peachland, B.C.

"Effective at 5 p.m. [PT Wednesday] afternoon, the evacuation order will be rescinded for the entire area covering the District of Peachland and Central Okanagan West Electoral Area of the Regional District," Central Okanagan Emergency Operations said in a release.

Residents will be on evacuation alert and should be prepared to leave their homes again with little notice, the release said.

More than 1,100 other Peachland residents were allowed back into their homes Monday after being forced to leave Sunday due to a fast-moving wildfire.

There were no injuries but four houses were destroyed in the fire, which is now almost entirely contained.

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  • Six-year-old Peachland wildfire evacuee Azaneth Mejia waits outside an evacuation centre with family friend Carmon Gorzynski in West Kelowna, B.C., on Monday September 10, 2012. One millimetre of rain and calmer winds overnight brought a small amount of relief to fire crews and about 1,500 residents who were quickly evacuated from their homes Sunday in the face of a raging wildfire in Peachland.

  • Fire investigators examine an area where they believe a wildfire started in Peachland, B.C., on Tuesday September 11, 2012. Forestry officials say the fire is 75% contained but 258 people are still not allowed to return home. An evacuation order was lifted for part of the area late Monday allowing approximately 1,100 people to return home.

  • A home destroyed by wildfire is seen next to another home not damaged in Peachland, B.C., on Monday September 10, 2012.

  • Forest Protection Officer Jim Mottishaw talks about a property that was destroyed by a wildfire in Peachland, B.C., on Monday September 10, 2012.

  • A wildfire burns in Peachland, B.C. on September 11, 2012. Officials report the fire is 75 per cent contained and the evacuation order has been rescinded.

  • A wildfire burns in Peachland, B.C. on September 11, 2012. Officials report the fire is 75 per cent contained and the evacuation order has been rescinded.

  • A wildfire burns in Peachland, B.C. on September 11, 2012. Officials report the fire is 75 per cent contained and the evacuation order has been rescinded.

  • A helicopter drops water on a wildfire in Peachland, B.C., on Monday September 10, 2012. One millimetre of rain and calmer winds overnight brought a small amount of relief to fire crews and about 1,500 residents who were quickly evacuated from their homes Sunday in the face of a raging wildfire in Peachland.

  • A helicopter drops water on a wildfire in Peachland, B.C., on Monday September 10, 2012. One millimetre of rain and calmer winds overnight brought a small amount of relief to fire crews and about 1,500 residents who were quickly evacuated from their homes Sunday in the face of a raging wildfire in Peachland.

  • A helicopter draws water from Lake Okanagan while battling a wildfire in Peachland, B.C., on Monday September 10, 2012.

  • A wild fire burns out of control on highway 97C near Peachland, B.C. on Sunday September 9, 2012.Authorities have ordered the evacuation of about a thousand people from the path of a wildfire raging near Peachland, B.C.

  • People watch smoke from a fire near Peachland, B.C. as they sit on Gyro beach in Kelowna on Sunday September 9, 2012. Authorities have ordered the evacuation of about a thousand people from the path of a wildfire raging near Peachland, B.C.

  • A wild fire burns out of control along highway 97C near Peachland, B.C. on Sunday September 9, 2012. Authorities have ordered the evacuation of about a thousand people from the path of a wildfire raging near Peachland, B.C.

  • A wild fire burns out of control along highway 97C near Peachland, B.C. on Sunday September 9, 2012. Authorities have ordered the evacuation of about a thousand people from the path of a wildfire raging near Peachland, B.C.

  • A wild fire burns out of control along highway 97C near Peachland, B.C. on Sunday September 9, 2012. Authorities have ordered the evacuation of about a thousand people from the path of a wildfire raging near Peachland, B.C.

  • Areas affected by Peachland evacuation order

    Mmap of areas affected by the <a href="http://www.kelowna.ca/CM/AssetFactory.aspx?did=11735">Peachland evacuation order/alert</a>.

  • A wild fire burns out of control on highway 97C near Peachland, B.C. on Sunday September 9, 2012.Authorities have ordered the evacuation of about a thousand people from the path of a wildfire raging near Peachland, B.C.

  • Work crews gather along highway 97C near where a wild fire burns out of control near Peachland, B.C. on Sunday September 9, 2012. Authorities have ordered the evacuation of about a thousand people from the path of a wildfire raging near Peachland, B.C.



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