The Regional District of East Kootenay has rescinded an evacuation order which had been in place for three homes in the Wycliffe area.
The orders were in place due to a grass fire which stated yesterday afternoon.
The fire destroyed one home
Nobody was injured.
The BC Wildfire Service says the fire is being held meaning further growth is not anticipated.
Crews are working to restore power and other services to the area.
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A grass fire which sparked yesterday afternoon in the Wycliffe area is receiving action from BC Wildfire Service crews.
Southeast Fire Centre information officer Carlee Kachman says 11 members are on-site.
“Today the fire is estimated to be 6.7 hectares. We have 11 firefighting personnel on-site today continuing to work on this fire.”
She adds the cause of the blaze hasn’t been determined yet.
“Currently the fire is under investigation. There was no reports of lightning in the area so it is being investigated at this time.”
The fire prompted the Regional District of East Kootenay to evacuate 5 homes and declare a local state of emergency.
Three homes remain on evacuation order.
An Emergency Social Services Reception Centre has been established at the Heritage Inn for remaining evacuated residents.
The RDEK asks to avoid the Wycliffe Park Road, Wycliffe Park Road and Pattinson Road areas as well as the nearby section of the Rails to Trails path.
– Carlee Kachman – Information Officer, Southeast Fire Centre