The area restriction that was established around the Akolkolex wildfire has been rescinded.
The BC Wildfire Service have said that firefighting personnel no longer need to restrict public access. The wildfire which prompted the area restriction is located at the Akolkolex forest service road, approximately 24 km east of Revelstoke. The blaze has been burning since Aug. 12.
According to the BC Wildfire Service, before entering any area affected by a wildfire, people should be aware that significant safety hazards may still be present.
101 fires have been detected in the Southeast Fire Centre over the last seven days.
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