Evacuation Orders/Alerts Expanded in Lakes District

The Bulkley Nechako Regional District is expanding its Evacuation Orders and Alerts in the Lakes District as several wildfires continue to grow.

The latest evacuation order was issued Tuesday night near the Gilmore Lake Wildfire, which was discovered earlier in the day southwest of Topley.  

It's suspected that fire was caused by human activity, and is estimated at 110 hectares. 

In all, six Evacuation Orders are in place in the Bulkley Nechako Regional District -- they also cover fires near Nadina Lake, Verdun Mountain, Island Lake, Purvis Lake and Torkelsen Lake at the western edge of Babine Lake.

There are also several Evacuation Alerts in place, meaning people need to be ready to leave the area on short notice.

Maps of the effected areas can be found on the Regional District website: http://www.rdbn.bc.ca/

People impacted are asked to register at the ESS Evacuation Centre in Burns Lake.

For a map of Active Wildfires in BC, visit https://governmentofbc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=ef6f11c8c36b42c29e103f65dbcd7538&mobileBreakPoint=300