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Evacuee numbers continue to climb in Prince George

The City of Prince George is now home to over 2000 people who have escaped wildfires or heavy smoke in the central interior. Evacuees coming to the the city can register with the emergency reception centre. More information about services available in Prince George and other municipalities can be found at  www.princegeorge.ca/wildfireevacuation. Read More »

Cheslatta Lake fire forces evacuation order/alert

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has issued an evacuation order and alert for the Cheslatta Lake Fire. The evacuation order is in effect for the area east of Cheslatta Lake and west of the Nechako River. The evacuation alert is in effect for the area including Cheslatta Lake to Intata Reach (Ootsa Lake) including a portion of Kenney Dam Road south to ... Read More »

Germansen Landing/Discovery Creek fire prompts evacuation order

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has ordered an evacuation in the Germansen Landing area related to a nearby wildfire. The evacuation order is in effect for Germansen Landing along to the Thutade and Germansen Landing bridge, south of the boundary of Nina Lake and to 1 km north of Germansen Lake Evacuees should register at the ESS reception centre at the ... Read More »

RDBN expands evacuation order for Tweedsmuir Complex fires

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has issued an expanded evacuation order for the Tweedsmuir Complex fires. The expanded evacuation order is in effect for south of Ootsa Lake to the southern boundary of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako. Evacuees are are asked to register at the ESS reception centre at the Burns Lake College of New Caledonia located at 545 Hwy 16 W, ... Read More »

Evacuation alert in place for Germansen Landing area

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has issued and evacuation alert for the Germansen Landing area due to wildfire activity. The Evacuation Alert is in effect for the area north of Germansen Lake to south of Nina Lake, west of Silver creek to east of Germansen Landing. If you require assistance in regard to livestock please contact the Regional District of ... Read More »

Increased smoke near Quesnel not due to local fire activity

The BC Wildfire Service is assuring Quesnel residents that increased smoke in the region is not from local fires. Officials say the smoky conditions Friday are not from the Baezaeko Wildire Complex 85 km west of Quesnel, but rather from various fires located northwest of the city. The wildfire service say the smoke has rolled in from increased  fire activity ... Read More »

Fires near BC-Yukon border expanding

The BC Wildfire Service says two fires near the BC-Yukon border are expanding, but it says neither are threatening the community. Still, the fire centre sent a specialist to assess Lower post for structural protection Friday as the Lutz Creek Fire burns 11 km southwest of the community and the 7400 hectare Blue River Fire is 15 km southwest. Officials ... Read More »

First Nations say fragmented system hampering wildfire communication

Some First Nations say a fragmented system that makes the province responsible for regional districts but gives the federal government authority for reserves is hindering them in the BC wildfire fight. Miranda Louie of the Nadleh Whut’en near Fraser Lake says the regional district has been communicating with the First Nation by phone to let them know when it issues ... Read More »

Chief Fire Information Officer says better mapping the cause of increased size estimates for Shovel Lake

According to the numbers, the Shovel Lake wildfire has seen massive expansion over the past couple of days, but Chief Fire Information Officer Kevin Skrepnek wants to clear up the numbers. According to Skrepnek, current estimates of 79 thousand hectares have more to do with better mapping of the fire than actual growth. Better conditions today are allowing crews to ... Read More »

Minister Donaldson calls Trump’s fire claims “logic defying”

Minister of Forests and Lands Doug Donaldson commented today on US President Donald Trump’s claims that Canadian lumber imports are to blame for Californian wildfires. According to Donaldson, Trump’s remarks are unfounded and there is no scenario in which his claims are possible. Trump’s original comments claimed that Canadian lumber imports were more to blame for igniting fires in California ... Read More »

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