The huge wildfire known as “The Beast” that tore through parts of Fort McMurray and northeastern Alberta is classified as being held for the first time since it became out of control in early May.
The designation means the fire is no longer growing and is a step closer to being under control.
Mayor Melissa Blake says it is an important milestone.
She says about half of the more than 80-thousand people who fled the Fort McMurray area on May 3rd are back in the community.
There were more signs the city continues to bounce back from the disaster.
The regional hospital has resumed providing more services including surgeries, obstetrics and pediatric care.
Canada Post says it has started providing mail delivery again to businesses and was planning to phase in the service to neighbourhoods later this month.