Telegraph Creek Residents Begin Returning Home Today

John Crawford

They're going home at last!

Residents of Telegraph Creek are being allowed back in their homes, three months after huge wildfires forced them to flee.

The community was evacuated in early August by the Alkali Lake wildfire, which had merged with three other fires to create a massive blaze that charred 1200 square kilometres.

Tahltan Emergency Operations Centre director Feddie Louie announced earlier this month that residents would be allowed to return in stages, beginning today -- as the homes are cleaned and readied. 

Louie says 21 homes in Telegraph Creek were consumed by the Alkali Lake wildfire -- and dozens of other structures were also lost.


Since then, new modular homes have appeared in the community and more homes are being renovated.

It's hoped everyone will be home by December 20th. 



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