Parker Lake wildfire “under control,” evacuation alerts rescinded

By Steven Berard
Energetic City
June 7, 2024
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

FORT NELSON, B.C. — The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (NRRM) has rescinded its evacuation alerts, saying the Parker Lake wildfire has been brought under control. The BC Wildfire Service agrees, with its website listing the fire as “under control” as of Friday, June 7th. A fire being under control means it’s “not projected to spread beyond the current perimeter,” according to the website. The Parker Lake wildfire was first discovered nearly a month ago on May 10th, and led to Fort Nelson and the surrounding area being evacuated for most of May. The order was downgraded to an alert on May 27th. In the time since, NRRM Mayor Rob Fraser has praised the smooth return of residents to the community. The announcement of the alert being rescinded urges residents to remain prepared, saying fire risk has been greatly reduced, but there are still other active fires in the area.

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