Martin Mountain fire fully contained, evacuation orders rescinded

By Jill Sperling
July 31, 2017 - 3:45pm Updated: July 31, 2017 - 6:10pm

MONTE LAKE, B.C. — Monte Lake residents are free to go home as wildfire crews have managed to contain the nearby Martin Mountain fire.

According to the BC Wildfire Service the fire, which ignited last Wednesday and quickly spread to more than 150 hectares, is no longer a wildfire of note. 

The blaze has been 100 per cent contained, and all evacuation orders for the area have been rescinded. 

However, an evacuation alert remains in place east of Hwy 97. 

Drive BC states the highway is open, but motorists may be required to reduce their speed through the fire zone and watch for livestock. 

The cause of the Martin Mountain fire is under investigation, and is suspected to be human caused.

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