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UPDATE: Evacuation order for Three Valley Lake fire partially rescinded

BC Wildfire Service now has a crew of 16 assigned to the fire
Three Valley Lake Fire on July 20. (Photo by Nicole Rodriguez-Garcia)

UPDATE: 5:20 p.m.

The evacuation order for the properties near the Three Valley Lake fire has been partially rescinded, though an alert remains in effect.

Should the owners of Three Valley Lake Chateau choose, they can return to the property, though they need to remain ready to go on short notice.

The evacuation order was put in affect July 20.

1:30 p.m.

BC Wildfire Service now has 16 personnel assigned to the Three Valley Lake fire.

In an update earlier today, Aug. 3, the service reported that the fire is approximately 500 hectares in size and the crew is working to keep the southwest corner of the fire away from the highway.

Until yesterday, the service had no personnel assigned to the fire, saying the steep terrain is unsafe for crews to access.

A structural protection unit is deployed at Three Valley Lake Chateau and CP Rail is responding with helicopter support when visibility allows.

The fire was first discovered July 11. For around 10 days BC Wildfire Service reported no growth, however they are now saying mapping has been difficult due to steep slopes and smoke. They updated the size to 309 hectares July 29 and 500, yesterday, Aug. 2.

It is located approximately 18 km west of Revelstoke and is highly visible from Highway 1.

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