The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) rescinded an evacuation order and alert for the Grizzly Lake fire Friday, July 23. (RDBN photo)

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) rescinded an evacuation order and alert for the Grizzly Lake fire Friday, July 23. (RDBN photo)

Evacuation alert, order rescinded for Grizzly Lake wildfire

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako gives the all-clear

An evacuation alert and order have been rescinded in their entirety for the Grizzly Lake fire south of Vanderhoof.

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako made the announcement Friday, July 23.

While still classified as out-of-control as of Friday afternoon, the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) said guards have been constructed around 100 percent of the fire.

Three helicopters, 14 pieces of heavy equipment and 74 firefighters were working on the lightning-caused blaze estimated at 4,891 hectares.

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An 8,000-hectare fire south of Batuni Lake and east of Purdy Lake, meanwhile, is now 50 percent guarded.

BCWS said there was minimal fire activity Friday due to cooler temperatures, precipitation and increased humidity.

An evacuation alert for residents living in the area was lifted by the Cariboo Regional District.

The Cutoff Creek fire located two kilometres north of Big Bend Arm is still classified as being held.


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