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Update: Peace River Regional District updates Evacuation Orders and Alerts

Updated: 3:42 p.m., Wednesday, May 17th:

The Peace River Regional District has rescinded the Evacuation Order surrounding the Cameron River Wildfire.

All properties that were under the order are now under an Evacuation Alert.

As of 9:27 this morning, (Wednesday) the Cameron River Wildfire was estimated to be 385 hectares in size.

Officials say in areas with cured grass and heavy spruce, the fire continues to display aggressive fire behavior with intermittent crowning into foliage and a coordinated flame front driven by wind.

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Additionally, the Evacuation Alert near the Boundary Lake Wildfire has been rescinded.

Residents who are unsure of their residence’s evacuation status are encouraged to check the Peace River Regional District Website.

Original Story: 

The Peace River Regional District has reduced the Evacuation Order area for the Red Creek and Stoddart Creek wildfires.

The following communities are no longer under an evacuation order and are now under an evacuation alert:

  • North Pine
  • Pineview
  • Northern sections of Charlie Lake (north of Highway 29 and 246 Road)

The following communities remain under evacuation order:

  • Rose Prairie
  • Montney, Buick
  • Coffee Creek
  • Prespatau
  • Altona
  • Peejay
  • Osborn
  • Nig Creek
  • Murdale

As of 9:18 this morning (Wednesday), the Stoddart Creek Wildfire is estimated to be 21,455 hectares in size.

As of 9:27 this morning, the Red Creek wildfire remains at a mapped 2,947 hectares in size.

BC Wildfire Service officials say these fires continue to display aggressive fire behavior in areas with cured grass and heavy spruce.

 

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