All Evacuation Alerts for the Fort Nelson area have all been rescinded.

The BC Wildfire Service said the alerts have been dropped for Fort Nelson, the Fort Nelson First Nation, Highway 77 North, Highway 97 South and the 292 subdivision.

The Parker Lake Wildfire came within 2 kilometres of Fort Nelson and forced nearly 4,700 people from their homes last month.

The Wildfire Service said the threat in the area has been significantly reduced. However residents are being reminded to be prepared because the situation can change.

The Parker Lake fire is one of two ‘Wildfires of Note’ in British Columbia. It started on May 10th and has grown to over 12,348 hectares in size.

On May 27th, the BC Wildfire Service classified the fire as "being held."

But the blaze hasn't been extinguished and the service says it expects parts of it to continue burning into the fall.

The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality and the Fort Nelson First Nation jointly rescinded Evacuation Orders, lifting roadblocks and clearing the way for people to go home, 17 days after they were ordered to flee.

The fire destroyed four homes and damaged six other properties in the area.