A First Nation threatened by the Shovel Lake wildfire has declared a state of emergency.
The Nak’azdli Whut’en council made the declaration to implement an evacuation order on all Nak’azdli reserves.
The chief and council are asking all members still in reserve communities near Fort St. James to evacuate.
Over 300 members had voluntarily evacuated the community earlier this week as smoke and ash from the fire fell over the region.
Buses are being offered daily at 1 p.m. and residents are encouraged to register with the Emergency Operations Centre team at Kwah Hall.
Nak’azdli members in need of help in Prince George are being advised to check with its support liaisons.
While the District of Fort St. James remains on evacuation alert, the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has not issued an evacuation order for the community.
The Shovel Lake wildfire was estimated at 857 square kilometres Saturday night.