FORT ST. JOHN -- As the remaining residents make their way back to Fort Nelson after the Evacuation Order was rescinded on Monday, the wildfire danger rating for the area has dropped to ‘High.”’

According the rating index, a 'High' danger rating indicates that forest fuels remain very dry and the fire risk is serious. New fires may start easily, burn vigorously, and challenge fire suppression efforts.

Last week while the Parker Lake Wildfire continued to burn out of control, the danger rating was listed as “Extreme” by the province.

The forecast for Fort Nelson on Wednesday is for sun and temperatures reaching 21 degrees. However rain is in the forecast for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

For places in the Peace Region like Chetwynd and Wonowon, the rating continues to be “Extreme.”

An “Extreme’ rating means extremely dry forest fuels and the fire risk is very serious. New fires will start easily, spread rapidly, and challenge fire suppression efforts. General forest activities may be restricted, including open burning, industrial activities and campfires.

For the Fort St. John area, the rating is listed as “High” while for Dawson Creek, the rating is “Moderate.”