Entire District of 100 Mile House ordered to evacuate

By James Peters
July 9, 2017 - 8:50pm Updated: July 10, 2017 - 6:24pm

100 MILE HOUSE, B.C. — The province's wildfire crisis has led to the evacuation of the District of 100 Mile House.

As of 8:47 Sunday evening, Mayor Mitch Campsall has authorized the evacuation of the entire community.

Evacuees are asked to report to the emergency reception centre at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George, and travel via Highway 24 to Highway 5.

The order comes after the 5,000-hectare Gustafsen fire gave rise to an imminent threat to 100 Mile.

According to the BC Wildfire Service, the wind picked up Sunday, causing the fire to exhibit more aggressive behaviour.

The Gustafsen fire had already led to evacuations in 103 Mile, 105 Mile and 108 Mile north to Lac La Hache.

100 Mile House has about 2,000 residents.

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