BRITISH COLUMBIA

Small wildfire in northeastern B.C. forces brief evacuation of two homes

09/18/2012 01:11 EDT | Updated 11/18/2012 05:12 EST
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The evacuation order was rescinded Tuesday morning.

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.