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Small B.C. wildfire forces two-home evacuation

Sept. 18, 2012, Tomslake, B.C. – Anxious homeowners southeast of Dawson Creek, B.C., can relax as crews have managed to gain the upper hand on a potentially dangerous wildfire in the northeastern corner of the province.

September 18, 2012
By The Canadian Press

Sept. 18, 2012, Tomslake, B.C. – Anxious homeowners southeast of Dawson Creek, B.C., can relax as crews have managed to gain the upper hand on a potentially dangerous wildfire in the northeastern corner of the province.

Two homes just outside Tomslake, about 25 kilometres southeast of Dawson Creek, were ordered evacuated Monday night when a blaze was reported.

Area firefighters and two air tankers from Alberta worked through the night to contain the flames.

The evacuation order was rescinded Tuesday morning.

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Although severe drought conditions exist in the Dawson Creek region, EmergencyInfoBC and the Wildfire Management Branch say crews managed to limit the blaze to between 15 and 20 hectares.

A cause of the fire has not been released.