Progress continues on Testalinden Creek Wildfire

Smoke from within the fire perimeter will continue to be visible over the next few days.

The Testalinden Creek Wildfire is now 95 per cent contained after hard work from BC Wildfire Service crews.

As of Monday, Sept. 21,  the fire camp was demobilized in Oliver;  however, 32 firefighters and one helicopter remain at the location of the fire. Their objective is to increase containment to 100%, demobilize fire line equipment where appropriate and extinguish remaining hot spots.

Hotspots are detected by conducting an infrared scan from a helicopter.

Smoke from within the fire perimeter will continue to be visible over the next few days.

All evacuation orders, alerts and area restrictions have been rescinded as of 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015.

The public, including hunters, are asked to be aware that fire crews are still working within the fire area conducting mop-up operations. Public and crew safety is the highest priority of the BC Wildfire Service.

The BC Wildfire Service wishes to thank the community of Oliver, and residents of the surrounding area for their continued support during the suppression of the Testalinden Creek Wildfire.