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Smokey skies advisory for Cariboo, Prince George, Vanderhoof

The Ministry of Environment and the Northern Health Authority have issued a Smokey Skies Advisory for the Cariboo region including Prince George and Vanderhoof. Wildfires in the area have continued to burn out of control causing smoke to cover the region. The concentrations of smoke throughout the day will depend on winds, fire behaviour and temperature changes. The bulletin will ... Read More »

Premier-Designate skips Pride parade to visit Kamloops

Premier-designate John Horgan  was originally intending to spend the day celebrating at the Victoria Pride Parade, but instead will make a last-minute trip to Kamloops on Sunday to meet with people affected by wildfires. Horgan will also be assessing and meeting with emergency operations and social services workers. The plan is to visit the Provincial Regional Emergency Operations Centre, Emergency Social Services, ... Read More »

Highway 20 closure at Alexis Creek

Forest fire activity has forced the closure of Highway 20 west of Williams Lake. The transportation ministry says the road is closed at Alexis Creek between Raven Lake Road and Bull Canyon Road. Emergency vehicles will still have access. Read More »

Crews brace for another day on BC wildfire lines

Fire crews are gearing up for another long, hot day battling several out of control wildfires raging across BC’s Cariboo-Chilcotin and Central Interior. As of 11 p.m. Saturday night, 70 news fire starts had been reported on top of the 142 fires sparked Friday and those already burning. According to forests minister John Rustad, approximately 7000 people have been forced ... Read More »

Evacuation alert posted for areas along Williams Lake

The Cariboo Regional District has issued an evacuation alert for some areas located along the Cariboo Highway. Residents in the White Road, Ross Road, and Glen Roads have been advised to prepare to leave due to wildfire activity in the area. Read More »

CRD issues evacuation order for Alexis Creek and Hanceville

Continued wildfire activity has prompted the Cariboo Regional District to issues an evacuation order for two communities west of Williams Lake. The order includes Alexis Creek and Hanceville and runs along Highway 20 from west of Alexis Creek to 1 kilometre east of Raven Lake Road. An evacuation alert has been issued along Highway 20 from 2.5 kilometres west of ... Read More »

Gustafsen wildfire continues to grow

The fire located near the Gustafsen North Forest Service Road west of 100 Mile House is now estimated to be 3,200 hectares in size and growing. Smoke being generated by the fire is making it difficult to estimate its exact size. This fire is expected to grow substantially in the next hours and the amount of growth is dependent on ... Read More »

Lexington subdivision issued evacuation order

  Clusters of fires are affecting the western region of the Cariboo Fire Centre, especially those in the Anahim Flats/Alexis Creek area, approximately 80 kilometres west of Williams Lake. No resource numbers are available at this time, and all causes are unknown at this time. There are currently 182 wildfire throughout the province and smoke advisories have been issues. The ... Read More »

Communities concerned about low supplies and fuel shortage

Communities in the Chilcotin area are returning home after evacuations but are concerned about the lack of warning and time to prepare. John Rustad, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and reconciliation as well Minister of Forests Lands, and Natural Resource Operations stated in a press conference Saturday that both ministries are working together and his staff is in contact with the ... Read More »

Wildfire situation remains volatile

The Province of BC says the wildfire situation in the Cariboo and Central Interior remains extremely volatile. During a conference call update Saturday, Forests Lands, and Natural Resource Operations Minister John Rustad said the fire situation exploded from just 12 new fires Thursday to an additional 142 fires Friday night. Rustad said the flames have forced 3000 households to evacuate ... Read More »

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