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Lexington subdivision issued evacuation order

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 City of Williams Lake is also continuining to monitor wildfire activity.

The city has issued an Evacuation Alert for residents in the Lexington subdivision as well as on South Lakeside Drive from the Seventh Day Adventist Academy east to the City boundary, and urges residents in this area to consider self-evacuating at this time.

An emergency reception centre has been established at Lake City Secondary (Carson Campus).
At this time there is no imminent threat to any structures or property within City boundaries.
For information of an urgent nature please call 250-392-2364.

The BC Wildfire Service and emergency services are responding to fires and working to keep the public safe. If people feel they are imminent danger due to a nearby wildfire, they should leave their homes in a safe manner immediately and seek shelter elsewhere.

There are evacuation orders and alerts in place in multiple areas in the Cariboo. For details:
Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre Facebook page or www.cariboord.bc.ca/, and the
Cariboo Regional District Information Line is 250-398-5117.

EMBC: www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca for BC’s Official Channel for Emergency Alerts (will show evacuation alerts and orders in other regional districts outside Cariboo).

Current information about Cariboo wildfires can be found on the Wildfires of Note portion of our website: http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hp…/WildfireNews/OneFire.asp. The listed fires are the ‘official’ names for the fires, and clusters of nearby fires have been grouped together under one fire number to help avoid confusion.

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