The billowing smoke from the Huckleberry Fire evident on Friday afternoon is gone today after a successfell effort this weekend to contain the fire.

UPDATE All Huckleberry Fire evacuees back home

Evacuation alert lifted for all properties in the Joe Rich grass fire interface area.

  • Jul. 6, 2015 7:00 a.m.

The Emergency Operations Centre advised Sunday at 8 p.m. that the outstanding evacuation order for the 55-hectare Huckleberry Fire in the Joe Rich area had been rescinded.

The Evacuation Alert—to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice—was rescinded at 3:55 p.m. Monday, July 6.

The lifting of the order was a reflection that the fire, which started as a grassfire last Friday afternoon along Highway 33, and quickly spread up into the nearby trees endangering more than 150 rural properties, is now 100 per cent contained.

Firefighters will remain in the area for several days making sure any hot spots or areas where the fire is still burning are effectively put out.

The evacuation order had started to be rescinded as of Saturday evening but  28 properties in the Highway 33 and Huckleberry Road area had remained under evacuation order.

The EOC advises that residents should be prepared to leave their homes on short notice in the event conditions change and the evacuation order is reinstated, a reflection of the bone dry conditions not only here but largely across the province due to the current hot spell and lack of rain in recent months.

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