Map show the extent of a restricted area around Dunn Lake that was lifted by BC Wildfire Service as of noon on Thursday, Aug. 10.

Dunn Lake area restriction rescinded

Members of the public may once again use the area near Dunn Lake

BC Wildfire Service announced on Thursday, Aug. 10, that as of noon on that day it was rescinding the restricted area notice around the Dunn Lake fire.

Reason given for lifting the restriction was the reduced fire activity and recent progress made on the Dunn Lake wildfire by firefighting crews.

The restriction had been implemented on July 7.

Members of the public may once again use the area near Dunn Lake.

BC Wildfire Service reminds the public that the Dunn Lake fire is still active. People should remain vigilant and exercise caution while traveling in the area.

An off-road vehicle (ORV) restriction is currently in effect throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre and much of the rest of the southern Interior.

This wildfire is now classified as “under control” and is not expected to spread, but anyone participating in recreational activities around Dunn Lake should be aware that the area is experiencing “high” and “extreme” fire danger ratings.

Thompson-Nicola Regional District lifted the last of the evacuation alerts associated with the Dunn Lake fire and the associated Thuya Road fire on July 30.