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While no new fire activity of note occurred in the Spokin Lake wildfire overnight, Cariboo Fire Centre information officer Melinda Paplawski said Saturday more people are working the 3,731 hectare-fire today.
Central Mountain Air will be resuming flight services to the Williams Lake Aiport on Sunday, July 30.
While the Williams Lake Airport has been closed to regular travel since Friday July 7 airport manager Shea de La Mare hopes it can re-open early next week.
BC Wildfire Service crews will be performing burn out operations Friday in the Towydkin Lake area and south of IR#4 along the 4500 Road in the Hanceville-Riske Creek wildfire and on the south east flank of the White Lake wildfire.
While the evacuation order was lifted in Williams Lake Thursday for the city and some surrounding areas, Highway 20 remains closed to west-bound traffic.
Carmen Dennis of Esket First Nation left her community because she was due to have a baby. Eleven days later she gave birth in Kamloops.
The weather's impact on local wildfires did not go as feared but with Thursday's prediction of hotter temperatures and winds gusts it will be all about "waiting and seeing," said fire information officer Melinda Paplawski.
When Deep Creek First Nation was given an evacuation order Andrea Gilbert said she and her husband Kelton William decided they could not leave.
Through the wildfire situation Big Lake Volunteer Fire and Rescue's hall at Big Lake Ranch has become a command centre.
Cariboo Fire Centre information officer Noelle Kekula said "were in for the long-haul" with the 131,958 ha.- Hanceville-Riske Creek fire.
Monday's burnoff of the Spokin Lake Road fire stayed under control, Cariboo Fire Centre information officer Melinda Paplawski said Tuesday.
Four days after Williams Lake was evacuated the owners of Dairy Queen decided they needed to return so they got a permit and opened their doors on Thursday, July 20.
Cariboo Fire Centre information officer Melinda Pawplawski said light winds forecasted for the next few days will work in favour of the wildfire fight.
When Williams Lake was put on evacuation alert Mandie Blusson started cooking and baking for the Williams Lake Fire Dept.
In light of the evacuation order being lifted for parts of the South Cariboo, the BC Wildfire Service has rescinded restrictions to local lakes.
150 Mile House Volunteer Fire Dept. Chief Stan McCarthy gives the Tribune an update Sunday, July 23.
So far Canadian Red Cross has received $7.3 million to assist people impacted by the B.C. wildfires, B.C. and Yukon communications advisor Andrew Hopkins told the Tribune Saturday.
It has been a busy time, said Williams Lake's manager of development services on the two-week anniversary of wildfires erupting around Williams Lake.
When Kim Judd said she'd return to town to cook for the Williams Lake Fire Dept., fire inspector Joan Flaspohler said "thank God."
Mayor Walt Cobb says the smoke is worse in Williams Lake today (Wednesday) than it was on Tuesday.