August 11, 2017 4:12 pm
Updated: August 11, 2017 9:13 pm

Wildfire evacuation alerts rescinded in Spallumcheen

Watch Above: The cause of a wildfire that started just north of Vernon on Thursday is still under investigation. The blaze was difficult to access and grew quickly, putting about 200 homes on evacuation alert. The fire burned more than four hectares but, as Megan Turcato reports, the blaze is no longer growing.

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The evacuation alerts put in place because of the Patterson Creek wildfire in Spallumcheen have been rescinded.

READ MORE: Wildfire that prompted Evacuation Alert in Spallumcheen contained

The alerts affected about 200 homes.

The fire is 4.3 hectares and is 98 per cent guarded.

Hutley Road South will remain closed to all traffic.

Hutley Road North and Head Road are open to local traffic only.

Watch Below: Aircraft help fight the Patterson Creek wildfire in Spallumcheen on Thursday. The local fire chief said the air support was invaluable as crews worked to get the blaze under control.

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