DAWSON CREEK, B.C.– The evacuation order for the Bearhole lake wildfire was rescinded on Thursday morning.

The order applied to the Kelly Lake community, 4 km west of the Alberta border and 5 km both north and south of Kelly Lake.

An evacuation alert is still in effect for the area. An evacuation order may need to be reissued, the PRRD said in a release. If so, the evacuation order process will begin again.

The regional district advises residents that, though they can return home, they should be prepared to leave again with a minimum of three days of food, supplies, and fuel.

If animals have been relocated, residents can call 1-800-670-7773 to coordinate their return.

Residents concerned with returning home can seek extended Emergency Support Services available on a case by case basis. These can be accessed at the Dawson Creek Kin Arena.

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Grace Giesbrecht is a news reporter for EnergeticCity.ca who recently graduated from Trinity Western University with a bachelor of arts in Media + Communications. She was born and raised just outside of Fort St. John. She began reporting for her university’s student newspaper and interned with Ottawa Life Magazine where she developed a passion for asking questions, telling stories, and the written word. In her free time, you can find her drinking coffee, snowboarding, or reading novels.