Yesterday - the Cariboo Regional District issued 4 new Evacuation Orders and 2 new Evacuation Alerts. For full details, you can click here. For the newly established Evacuation Alert for the City of Williams Lake - click here. For the current Evacuation Alert for the District of 100 Mile House, click here
Up-to-date information of the Wildfires of Note in the Cariboo Fire Centre, including all fires within the Cariboo Regional District, can be viewed here
If your CRD Electoral Area is partially under an Evacuation Order (Areas D, F, I, J, K) - you can call the CRD Emergency Ops Centre (EOC) Public Info Line for questions/clarifications at 1-866-759-4977 or use the online map at https://cariboo.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=ee2b98baf5544f028aed537461762081
Here is Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb's message to the residents' of Williams Lake yesterday evening:
Thursday update. I am sure most have heard the evacuation order has been downgraded to an alert. Those of you who are already home WELCOME. For those of you who left by bus will be coming back either tomorrow or Saturday depending on the buses. For those coming in a couple of days drive safe. For those who are staying away because of air quality I will get the site (http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air/air-quality/aqhi) check on it but I have been told that the air quality in both Prince George and Kamloops have been worse than here on some days. That may be the condition for a while. It is pretty good here. I am guessing not much more than 2 but maybe I am just getting used to it. At times today you would not know there were any fires around.
I will probably downgrade my comments to once a day in the evening so I can give a full day report.
Have a good evening.
Finally - friendly reminder to continue to rely ONLY on official sources for Evacuation Alerts or Orders from your local government website or Facebook page or through the local media - Tribune (click here) or Vista Radio (click here)