Effective at 12 p.m. Wednesday, the remaining Evacuation Alert area for the Puntzi Lake fire has been rescinded. The Cariboo Regional District said its Local State of Emergency will expire as well.
Residents and visitors to the area are reminded that the fire suppression efforts will be ongoing.
People living in or travelling through the areas that have been affected by the Puntzi Lake wildfire should use caution as some hazards, such as dangerous trees or hot spots, may still exist.
The Puntzi Lake fire is currently estimated at 8,078 hectares and is 85 per cent contained.
Residents are reminded to register for the Cariboo Chilcotin Emergency Notification System by visiting the Cariboo Regional District at cariboord.ca. For up to date fire information, please visit the Cariboo Fire Centre online Bcwildfire.ca or call 1-888-336-7378. For more information regarding evacuations, please visit the CRD’s website at cariboord.ca, or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CRDEmergencyOperations or on Twitter @CaribooRD.