Evacuation orders were issued for 1,500 properties in Cariboo due to nearby wildfires
Due to wildfires in the area, more than 1,500 properties in Cariboo, BC are receiving new evacuation orders issued on Wednesday.
“As the fire poses a direct threat to life and safety, members of the RCMP or other groups will speed up this action,” the area said.
People living in another 3,086 properties in the Mahu area Now under evacuation alert. They are required to be prepared to leave their homes at any time.
West of Fort St. James, Another evacuation order It is still effective due to wildfires near Lake Camsel. It includes the Yekuche Aboriginal Sanctuary and parts of Ruby Lake Provincial Park and Sutherland River Park.
The BC Wildfire Bureau stated that most areas in the central part of the province are at extreme risk of wildfires. There are more than 300 fires, two of which are obvious, or pose a potential threat to public safety.
Evacuation, highway closure continues
Fires continue to force highway closures and evacuation.
On Wednesday, the province’s major highways remained closed, including Highway 97 north of 70 Mile House and Highway 20 in the Anahim Lake area. The latter is the only highway that passes through the Chilcotin area of ??British Columbia.
The evacuation order issued for the Kamloops area on Tuesday night is still in effect. These orders cover more than 180 properties around the city, including areas near Savona and Copper Creek.
The area of ??the fire known as the Sparks Lake Fire is approximately 402 square kilometers. There are reports that the building was damaged or destroyed by fire, but the Thompson-Nicolas area was unable to verify the damage.
Due to the Lytton Creek wildfire, orders have been placed for 17 properties in the north of Lytton, Gladwin Mobile Home Park and Jade Springs in the east of the village.
Effective air quality declaration
Most areas of central and eastern British Columbia are issuing special weather announcements warning that the sky is cloudy and hundreds of wildfires are raging in the province and out of control.
Environment Canada issued a special air quality statement warning of smog in the areas from the northern inland to the Yukon and from the east to the border of Alberta in the next few days.
Four areas in the province are still under high temperature warnings, including Fraser Canyon, where Litton Village was destroyed by fire last month. The highest daytime temperature is expected to reach 38 degrees Celsius.
After the Wildfire Service, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Kamloops Fire and Rescue Team responded to five suspicious fires on Tuesday night, the province asked residents to be cautious and responsible for preventing possible fires. All of these are considered to be man-made.