The evacuation alert for the Cross River/ Nipika Mountain Resort area has been removed, effective Tuesday, September 11th.
The alert was put in place August 8th in response to the Cross River wildfire burning nearby the properties. The fire, which was sparked by lightning, was burning in the Cross River drainage approximately 9 kilometres east of Highway 93 and approximately 23 kilometres northeast of the Village of Radium Hot Springs.
It was upgraded to an evacuation order shortly afterwards, and was since downgraded back to evacuation alert Tuesday, August 28th.
The Cross River fire is still being closely monitored, and little change has been reported. At last report by BC Wildfire Service, it is approximately 3,015 hectares in size. It is burning at low intensity and accounts for some of the smoke still noticeable in some areas. The Cross River forest service road is still closed to non-industrial traffic starting at the 16 km mark.