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Evacuation alert issued for Takla Lake area

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako issued an evacuation alert in the Takla Lake area due to a wildfire. The alert is in effect for an area surrounding Takla Lake, south of Mount Blanchet Park and north of Middle River, but officials say the alert does not include the community of Takla Landing. Residents are advised to prepare to evacuate should an ... Read More »

EMBC asks self-evacuated residents to consider returning home

With accommodations reaching capacity in communities hosting wildfire evacuees, Emergency Management BC (EMBC) is asking those not at risk to think about heading home. Officials say Emergency Social Services are intended for those on evacuation order.  While there were some exceptions made during the current wildfire season, space is now needed for those on evacuation order. EMBC is asking those ... Read More »

Cariboo Regional District downgrades evacuation order for 544 properties

Some Cariboo Regional District residents can go home after the CRD downgraded the evacuation order for 544 properties to an alert. The properties are located in the Northern CRD Boundary South to Titetown areas. While the order has been downgraded, officials say wildfires remain active and firefighting activities continue in the area. The CRD says It is important for residents to ... Read More »

Hot, dry weather worsens drought conditions

Record-breaking hot and dry conditions have caused elevated drought levels across BC. Northern BC, coastal areas, and Vancouver Island are the most affected, with the Province issuing a Level 4 drought rating for the Northeast, Northwest, Stikine and Skeena-Nass areas, as well as all of Vancouver Island. The Province is elevating the drought rating to Level 3 for a number ... Read More »

Kispiox Valley wildfires growing, no threat to Kispiox at this time

The BC Wildfire Service says two fires in the Kispiox Valley continue to grow, causing more smoke in the region and the closure of a forestry road. The 600 hectare Pope Forest Service Road Fire, 25 kilometres northwest of Kispiox and 35 kilometres northwest of Hazelton has forced a what officials are calling a tactical closure of the Pope FSR ... Read More »

RDBN issues evacuation order for Tezzeron Lake area fire

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has issued an evacuation order related to a wildfire North of Tezzeron Lake. The order is in effect for the area south of Inzana Lake to the middle of Tezzeron Lake, the Leo Creek Forest Service Road east to the Germansen Landing North Road.  The order does not include the Leo Creek Forest Road or the ... Read More »

Verdun Fire evacuation order expanded

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has issued an expanded evacuation order for the Verdun Fire. The evacuation order is now in effect for Cheslatta Lake south to Ootsa Lake and east to Holy Cross Forest Service Road. Evacuees are encouraged to register in the communities nearest to where they have been evacuated. Those in need of a place to stay may need to travel ... Read More »

Stay indoors and take it easy to cope with wildfire smoke

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry advises residents dealing with wildfire smoke to stay indoors, stay hydrated, and to take it easy. During Wednesday’s wildfire update, Dr. Henry clarified that while the smoke contains pollutants, it’s different from long-term exposure to city pollution in places like Beijing. Henry says masks are also not the answer for most people. She says ... Read More »

Wildfire smoke delaying central coast ferry

Thick smoke has forced BC Ferries to delay the sailing of the vessel currently serving the central coast. Officials say the MV Nimpkish is holding in dock at Shearwater after smoke delayed the arrival of its crew. The smoke from wildfires has forced a number of airlines to cancel flights in many areas of the province. BC Ferries says service ... Read More »

Shovel Lake fire no closer to highways or Fort St. James

The BC Wildfire Service says the province’s largest forest fire hasn’t moved any nearer to major roads or communities in the last five days. The 868 square kilometre Shovel Lake fire is no closer to Fort St. James.  It is 14.5 km from the furthest eastern point of the fire to Highway 27, but the main eastern flank of the fire ... Read More »

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