FORT ST. JOHN -- Based on recommendations from B.C. Wildfire, the Peace River Regional District has rescinded all evacuation orders for the Donnie Creek Complex.

According to the Peace River Regional District, the evacuation order has been cancelled for areas north of Grewatsch Creek on PDR 222, north of km 44 on Tommy Lakes Road to Horse Range Creek and Sikanni Chief River, northeast to the Peace River Regional District, north of km 20 on Beatton Airport Road and north to the border with the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality.

An evacuation alert and area restriction order has been issued for areas east of Sikanni Creek south on Highway 97 north to Pink Mountain, east to a point where it intersects with West Milligan Creek, north 24 km and west to the point of Sikanni Creek and Highway 97.

The areas that were previously under an evacuation alert remain under the alert.

These changes do not affect First Nations communities, including Blueberry River First Nation, Doig River First Nation, and Prophet River First Nation, as they issue their orders and alerts.

The Donnie Creek fire is burning out of control at 310,805 hectares; however, due to the winds and dry temperatures, B.C. Wildfire is expecting a significant increase in fire activity.

The region says it’s important to remember that residents under an alert need to be ready to leave the area again with short notice.

The fire is still burning out of control between Fort Nelson and Fort St. John.