UPDATE: The evacuation alert for 108 Mile west, including the properties west of Highway 97 at 105 and 103 mile, has been partially lifted.
The alert was put in place by the Cariboo Regional District July 31 as a result of the Flat Lake fire. The notice of downgrade was issued Sunday morning, with the CRD reminding residents to remain cautious of changing fire conditions.
Properties in the Flat Lake North area under alert, north of the 800 Road, were also given the all-clear Sunday.
The western-most portion of the 108 area remains under alert, as does a large area of Flat Lake north.
Original: The District of 100 Mile House has officially lifted the evacuation alert prompted by the Flat Lake Fire.
As of Saturday, Aug. 7 at 4 p.m. Mayor Mitch Campsall officially signed off on lifting the alert that has been in place since July 14. However, much like when the Cariboo Regional District lifted two alerts earlier in the day, Campsall cautioned residents to remain prepared to go back on alert should the situation call for it.
B.C. Wildfire released an update Saturday on the Flat Lake fire, which has grown to 60,739 hectares, most of which was attributed to overnight growth on Thursday. Crews are currently working to mop up on the northeast corner of the fire and are working their way north. On the west flank, meanwhile, crews will be mopping up areas burnt during Friday’s planned ignition operation while heavy equipment operators work to build a new containment line on the northwest corner.
All other evacuation alerts and orders remain in place.
More to come.