More Cariboo residents affected by new evacuation order

By The Canadian Press
August 11, 2017 - 6:58am

QUESNEL —   A new wildfire evacuation order is affecting nearly a thousand people in B-C's Interior.

    Al Richmond, head of the Cariboo Regional District, says 900 people have been ordered to leave their homes thanks to a 60-square kilometre fire that is only 20 per cent contained.

    Richmond says the blaze is especially dangerous because it could hit a nearby highway and cut off people's escape routes.

    There were 148 fire burning in the province as of Thursday. 


This is the area affected by the order issued last night:

Anahim Lake and Nimpo Lake area, including Charlotte Lake, as shown on the attached map;

Access to Crown land banned in Cariboo Fire Centre