The Mayor of Fort Nelson says residents are happy to be back home after being evacuated due to wildfires more than two weeks ago. 

Rob Fraser says the joy of evacuees returning is still mixed with apprehension since the community had never before experienced a wildfire evacuation. Fraser says a banner hung from a ladder truck welcomed home residents returning from the evacuation after the order was lifted early Monday. 

The Parker Lake wildfire is now classified as being held by the B-C Wildfire Service. It is still not yet fully extinguished and residents are now under an evacuation alert.