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Wildfire evacuees in Monte Lake can go home

An aerial view of the Martin Mountain Fire near Monte Lake taken on July 26, 2017.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/B.C. Wildfire Service
August 15, 2017 - 9:12 AM

KAMLOOPS - Residents in Monte Lake who have been evacuated or living under the cloud of an evacuation alert for the past few weeks are now free to return home, according to the Thompson Nicola Regional District.

The announcement effects properties on Highway 97, Kristianson Road, Paxton Valley Road, Strong Road, and Westlund Road.

Parts of the community were evacuated and put in an official state of emergency when the Martin Mountain fire broke out on July 26th and quickly grew to 150 hectares in size.

One home was destroyed.

For the latest on evacuation alerts, and orders go the the Regional District website.

Find past stories on Martin Mountain fire here.

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