An evacuation alert due to the Camsell Lake fire was rescinded Thursday, July 22. (Regional District of Bulkley Nechako photo)

An evacuation alert due to the Camsell Lake fire was rescinded Thursday, July 22. (Regional District of Bulkley Nechako photo)

Evacuation alert for Camsell Lake wildfire rescinded

Fire west of Fort St. James being held

Residents in the Camsell Lake area west of Fort St. James can rest easy.

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako, Yekooche First Nation, Tl’azt’en Nation and BC Parks rescinded an evacuation alert in its entirety Thursday, July 22.

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An evacuation order for the lightning-caused out-of-control blaze was issued July 13 and was downgraded to an alert four days later.

As of July 22, BC Wildfire Service listed the 310-hectare fire as being held.

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

Crews were working to find and extinguish hotspots and establish a control line using direct attack on the 21,500-hectare blaze.

“As of today, the rain has really helped us a lot, so it’s kind of keeping it at bay,” said Saik’uz First Nation Chief Priscilla Mueller.


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