The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has expanded evacuation order and alert areas related to the Shovel Lake fire burning 30 km northeast of Burns Lake.
The evacuation order is in effect for the following area east of the center of Taltapin Lake to West of the Sutherland Forest Service Road and South of Hannay Lake and North of Owl Lake.
The expanded evacuation alert is in effect for the area east of the Augier Main Forest Service Road to the Sutherland
Forest Service Road, South of Sutherland River to Highway 16.
It does not include the townsite of Endako or the North Shore of Fraser Lake.
The Wildfire Service says the Shovel Lake fire is estimated at over 12,000 hectares and showed extremely vigorous growth Wednesday.