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UPDATE: Wildfire near Fraser Lake now 260 hectares, evacuation order and alert in place

Evacuations are underway in the Regional District of Bulkey-Nechako

9:16 a.m. 

The B.C. Wildfire service is still reporting the fire burning five kilometres east of the community of Fraser Lake is 260 hectares. The

Regional District of Bulkey-Nechako has issued a local state of emergency as well as an evacuation order and alert. The fire's status is active, 70 per cent guarded and zero percent contained, with 40 firefighters and two helicopters, as well as several pieces of heavy equipment on site. 

The fire was first reported on Friday, May 3, and was believed to be human-caused, although B.C. Wildfire service is now reporting the cause as under investigation. 

(Saturday) 9:43 p.m. 

The Regional District of Bulkey-Nechako has issued a local state of emergency as well as an evacuation order and alert

An evacuation order has been issued for south of Highway 16 to south of Roys Lake; west and east of Seaspunkut 4 (Lejac).

If you require assistance with livestock, contact the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) at 250-692-3195 or 1-800-320-3339.

Capture432143214321432143321432423144334214312431423Orange areas are evacuation orders while the light beige is alert. (via RDBN)

(Saturday) 9:11 p.m. 

The B.C. Wildfire Service says the massive blaze near Fraser Lake has grown in size to 260 hectares.

(Saturday) 7:10 p.m.

There is a large fire burning five kilometers east of Fraser Lake. 

Molly Blower with the Prince George Fire Centre says there are roughly 20 B.C. Wildfire Service firefighters on scene along with air tankers while the fire has grown to 100 hectares.

She adds the fire is very visible from Fraser Lake and from Highway 16. 

Evacuations are also underway tactically by RCMP. Blower adds notice and orders are being prepared. 

She says at this time, the fire is believed to be human-caused. 

This is a developing story and we will have more information as it becomes available. 


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Jess Fedigan graduated from BCIT’s broadcast and online journalism program in 2016. Her career (so far) has taken her to Fort St. John, Victoria and now Prince George.
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