Evacuation Order Lifted for Cypress County, Fire Ban Issued

Emergency crews are still on scene watching for any hot spots or flare ups, but Hilda and Schuler area residents are now allowed to return home.

The wildfire in the Hilda and Schuler area is out, and the evacuation order has been lifted. Emergency crews are still on scene watching for any hot spots or flare ups, but residents are now allowed to return home. However, some areas remain without power as utility companies work to get it fully restored. Anyone travelling through or returning to the area is asked to take caution, and to follow the directions of local authorities. Meanwhile, the continued dry conditions and unpredictable winds have prompted a fire ban to be put in place for Cypress County. All current permits have been cancelled and no new ones will be issued. - CJCY News

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