Those living in the Stump Lake area can now rest a little easier.

On the afternoon of July 12, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District lifted the evacuation alert for Electoral Areas ‘J’ (Copper Desert Country), ‘L’ (Grasslands), and ‘M’ (Beautiful Nicola Valley-North), which all centre around the Stump Lake and Napier Lake areas.

The alert was originally put in place on July 7, encompassing the following addresses:

• 8420 to 8588 Fraser Rd;
• 80 to 200 Golden Quill Trail;
• 7085 to 7745 Hwy 5A;
• 11425 Kamloops-Merritt Hwy 5A;
• 8745 to 8805 Long Lake Rd;
• 8165 to 8895 Old Kamloops Rd;
• 7630 to 7650 Raven Ridge Rd;
• 6465 to 8145 Trapp Lake Rd;
• 16 to 72 Windy Way.

The fast moving fire initially had people fleeing from their homes as part of an evacuation order, before it was downgraded to an evacuation alert.