Fire evacuation alert rescinded for Bolean Lake area

B.C. Wildfire Service reports that favourable weather conditions have led to a significant decrease in fire behaviou

Residents in an area near Falkland are being told that the risk from a wildfire is over.

The Columbia-Shuswap Regional District’s emergency operations centre has been advised by the B.C. Wildfire Service that the risk of danger from the Bolean Lake wildfire has diminished at this time.

As a result, the evacuation alert issued July 20 for 24 properties along the Chase-Falkland Road and the Bolean Lake Lodge is rescinded.

“The B.C. Wildfire Service reports that favourable weather conditions have led to a significant decrease in fire behaviour at the Bolean Lake wildfire,” said Cliff Doherty, with the Shusap Emergency Program.

“This cooling trend, along with increasing containment levels, has considerably lowered the risk to nearby structures.”

SEP reminds residents that an evacuation alert or an evacuation order may need to be reissued again if the risk of danger to life and property should increase.