Vernon Fire and Rescue confirms the wildfire burning in the area of Adventure Bay is now under control.
Residents were advised by the Fire Chief to return to their homes Sunday morning.
Vernon City Councillor Dalvir Nahal said things seemed calmer, a contrast to Saturday evening, when the fire was first spotted.
She stayed at her parents’ house overnight.
Nahal says the situation unfolded pretty quickly, while she was hosting a dinner for guests at her home – located not too far from the fire.
“…my parents were leaving, and they turned around and said, “there’s fire sirens,” and they weren’t really sure where they were. And we went on to the driveway, and within like, you know, a few minutes, we could smell the smoke, and so we walked up the street. You could see the fire. And as we were watching the fire, it just kind of grew and grew, and, you could just see the trees going up in flames. It was quite scary.”
No structures have been damaged in the blaze.
About 100 homes were asked to evacuate the area, when the fire started burning at around 9:30 PM Saturday.
While some of the 60 residents managed to make other arrangements with family and friends overnight, about 20 people registered at a local evacuation center.
Officials are mopping up the last of the hot spots, and B.C. Wildfire officials are still at the scene assisting.
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