Property owners in the vicinity of the Gottfriedsen Mountain wildfire can start unpacking their go-bags, the Evacuation Alert has been rescinded.
The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) Emergency Operations Centre has announced the fire no longer poses an imminent risk of danger to life and properties in the area.
As a result, the Evacuation Alert issued on August 9 at 8 p.m. has been rescinded and the area is deemed "all clear."
The #Evacuation Alert due to the Gottfriedsen Mountain #BCWildfire is now rescinded for the area shown on the attached map, incorporating all properties, camping areas, etc. north of Highway 97C. pic.twitter.com/ofI34XuBAS— TNRD (@TNRD) August 18, 2018
Properties, camping areas and other areas of residence north of Highway 97C — including Pennask Lake (western boundary, Mellin Lake (northern boundary), Barton Lake (north-eastern boundary) and Eileen Lake (south-eastern boundary) — are also included in the rescission.
For more information on the BCWS progression on the Gottfriedsen Mountain wildfire, click here.