The Cariboo Regional District has issued a precautionary evacuation alert for fringe areas around Williams Lake.
Officials launched the alert Monday night because predicted weather changes could push fires burning west of the city toward the community at a rapid pace.
The alert is only precautionary, but the CRD says it wants to give residents enough warning to prepare.
A map of the alert area is available here. The evacuation alert applies to the following areas:
- All areas east of the Fraser River from the existing evacuation order at Soda Creek to 9.0 km south of the Sheep Creek bridge, including English Road.
- Directly East to the southern end of Chimney Lake, continuing east to Wright Station Road at the north end of Lac La Hache.
- All areas west of highway 97 from Wright Station Road to the Williams Lake City limits, north along highway 97, including all fringe areas of the City of Williams Lake including the areas of Fox Mountain, Pine Valley, Commodore Crescent, Glendale, Wildwood, Bull Mountain and Deep Creek not already evacuated, to the exiting evacuation order area at Soda Creek.
All existing CRD evacuation orders and alerts around the City of Williams Lake remain in place.
Updates can also be found on the Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre Twitter feed or Facebook page.
More information on all Cariboo Region evacuations can be found on the Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre website.