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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Doig River First Nation (DRFN) rescinded its evacuation alert Monday afternoon.
In a release on Monday, the nation said it was advised that the imminent risk of danger to life and property in the area had diminished and therefore rescinded the alert.
DRFN added that an evacuation alert or order might need to be reinstated in the future as the wildfire situation progresses.
UPDATE: #Evacuation Alert RESCINDED for Doig River First Nation. https://t.co/LXa09sf9vT #BCWildfire https://t.co/b44I5IiLUw pic.twitter.com/oAfdnfbQbi— Emergency Info BC (@EmergencyInfoBC) May 8, 2023
Doig River declared a state of emergency and issued an evacuation alert on Saturday afternoon due to the Boundary Lake wildfire, which originated in Alberta and has since crossed the border and grown to 5,900 hectares as of Monday morning.
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