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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Most schools forced to close last week due to the Stoddart Creek wildfire are set to reopen on Wednesday.
Prespatou, Buick, and Upper Pine schools will reopen on May 24th, while Upper Halfway and Wonowon will reopen if power is restored on Thursday, May 25th.
Power has been out near Wonowon and Upper Halfway since May 15th due to the fire. As of 7 p.m. on May 26th, 13 customers are still affected by the outage.
The announcement comes after this weekend’s rain helped alleviate fire behaviour in the region leading to all remaining evacuation orders being lifted.
The Stoddart Creek and Red Creek wildfires are now being held, meaning they aren’t believed to grow. The Stoddart Creek fire is approximately 29,327 hectares, while the Red Creek fire is 2,947 hectares.
Around 450 properties remain under alert in the North Peace Complex, said the PRRD’s EOC Director Mike Watkins in a briefing Monday evening.
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