Evacuation order lifted for Hudson’s Hope

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

Today’s heavy rains have made it possible to lift the evacuation order affecting more than eleven residents of Hudson’s Hope.

Information Officer Jill Kelsh says the threat of the nearby Mount McAllister wildfire has eased.

“Basically, at this point, we’ve just received quite a bit of precipitation in that area. I believe the community of Hudson’s Hope has had over twenty millimeters of rain, as well as our fire has had quite a bit of precipitation and the fire activity right now is quite calm.”

But Kelsh says an evacuation alert is still in effect, meaning residents must still be ready to leave on short notice.

The fire is still burning out of control, but the size has dropped down to 160 square kilometres from 200.

Across BC, there are about 140 wildfires burning, but fewer than ten have forced residents from their homes.

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