All wildfires burning near Fort St. John now under control or being held -- all Evacuation Orders in Peace Region rescinded
Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service
The last Evacuation Orders for the Stoddart Creek and Red Creek wildfires have been rescinded.
BC Wildfire Service says all fires burning near Fort St. John are under control or being held.
The Stoddart Creek wildfire is being held according to Forrest Tower, Information Officer for the BC Wildfire Service.
The Cameron River wildfire burning near-by is now under control , meaning it's believed to grow. The Red Creek wildfire is now being held.
The Peace River Regional District rescinded the Evacuation Order Monday night for Buick Creek, Mile 70 and West Murdale.
An Evacuation Order has also been rescinded for all properties to the West of Highway 97 that were subject to the Red Creek wildfire Evacuation Order. The above areas are now under an evacuation alert.
There are some communities that are not under an alert or order, including Rose Prairie, Red Creek, Montney, Coffee Creek, Prespatou, Altona, Peejay, Osborn, Mile 62½ and east side of Highway 97 from Wonowon to Mile 120.
This does not apply to First Nations communities as they issue their own orders and alerts.
Firefighters say that changing wind directions, cooler weather and significant rain have helped temper those fires this weekend.
As a result, there are no properties in the Peace Region that remain under an Evacuation Order. According to the PRRD, approximately 450 properties across the Peace Region remain under an Evacuation Alert.