An evacuation alert has been issued for the Norman Lake area 30km west of Prince George due to a wildfire.
The fire was reported at 1:30pm this afternoon, and BC Wildfire crews are on the scene.
The fire is currently at 30 hectares in size, and smoke may be visible from Highway 16.
The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George issued the alert and is asking people in the area to prepare themselves in case an evacuation is ordered.
Residents are also asked to:
- gather important papers and move valuables to alternate locations
- make arrangements for pets to be moved to a safe location
- make arrangements for livestock for a safe alternative location in case an evacuation order is issued
- prepare a 72-hour personal emergency kit for you and your family, and remember to include any necessary medications in your kit.
The regional district’s emergency centre is now open to provide help, and updates will be posted on the district’s Facebook page and website.
The BC Wildfire Service reports there are currently 27 firefighters, one helicopter, air tankers and support personnel working on site.
Aircraft are picking up water from Norman Lake, and the BC Wildfire Services asks recreational boaters to stay away from their operating areas.