9 evacuation orders & alerts still in place in B.C. due to wildfires

B.C.’s Wildfire Management Branch

There are currently nine evacuation orders and alerts still in place throughout the province due to wildfires.

There is a total of 19 wildfires of note and 197 blazes throughout the province and 76 of those are 10 hectares or more.

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Evacuation orders are in place for the following regions:

  • Boulder Creek, Northwest of Pemberton Meadows, with two pumice mines and the Innergex IPP evacuated
  • Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, with 21 seasonal homes evacuated
  • Puntzi Lake wildfire, northwest of Williams Lake, with 35 homes evacuated.
  • Sechelt Mine wildfire, issued for Carlson Point, with 18 properties evacuated.

Evacuation alerts exist in these areas:

  • Tsulquate Creek wildfire, northwest of Port Hardy, with 100 homes on alert.
  • Sitkum Creek wildfire, north of Kootenay Lake, with 350 homes on alert.
  • Petitot River wildfire, northeast of Fort Nelson, with an oil and gas camp on alert.
  • Two Alerts for the wildfire in Harrogate, north of Highway 95 between Harrogate and Brisco, with 50 homes on alert.
  • Puntzi Lake wildfire, northwest of Williams Lake, with 20 homes on alert.

For more information about the evacuation alerts, visit the BC Wildfires website or follow them on Twitter.


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