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Telegraph Creek residents begin returning home
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Telegraph Creek residents begin returning home

Telegraph Creek resident are finally returning home after fleeing destructive wildfires last summer.

The emergency operations director for the Tahltan Band says when residents go home to Telegraph Creek they will find a changed community.

Feddie Louie says the evacuation order from the enormous Alkali Lake fire imposed in early August will be lifted as of 6 p.m. on Thursday.

She says $12 million has been spent making the community livable again after the 1,180-square-kilometre blaze destroyed 21 homes.

Louie says there is still much cleaning to do, a lot of smoke damage and some homes that were replaced aren’t ready yet for occupation.

She says eight modular units have been brought in as part of a new subdivision, and the rest of the homes will be completed by December 20.

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