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Alkali Lake (Telegraph Creek) evacuation order expanded

Alkali Lake (Telegraph Creek) evacuation order expanded

Expanding wildfires have forced the Regional District of Kitimat Stikine to expand the evacuation order for the area around Telegraph Creek.

The rapid spreading of the Alkali Lake fire forced the District to issue a local state of emergency for Telegraph Creek and the immediate vicinity yesterday.

Now, the order has been expanded to include the area from Yehinko Creek to Caribou Meadows.

Residents of the effected areas are asked to make their way to a reception centre set up at Peoples Haven at 1 Stikine Street in Dease Lake.

An evacuation order also remains in place for the area around the Elbow Lake Wildfire.

Those within the jurisdiction of the Elbow Lake order are asked to head to the Dease Lake Community Hall at 2102 First Avenue.

We will continue to update you as new information becomes available.

About Jeff Blagden

News Reporter/ Anchor. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Jeff has a background in sports journalism, and radio hosting. He comes most recently from his post as a morning show host in Chetwynd.

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