15,200 ha burns on the Clinton Community Forest

76 days later, devastating Elephant Hill fire no longer a threat

By Michelle Ghoussoub
CBC News
September 20, 2017

For 76 days, the Elephant Hill wildfire stoked fear and dread in B.C. residents. Now, it is no longer considered a threat to any properties, according to a statement from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. “All Evacuation Alerts in place have been lifted and the area is now considered “All Clear,’” the statement said in part. The words “all clear” will have thousands of B.C. residents breathing a deep sigh of relief. The Elephant Hill fire, which eventually grew to more than 192,000 hectares in size, was one of the most devastating in a record-breaking wildfire season for B.C.

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