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

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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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SEE ALSO: 3 more fires intentionally set in North Vancouver

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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