Puntzi Lake Evacuation Order Rescinded
Williams Lake, B.C. – Effective, immediately, residents from the Puntzi Lake area that were under Evacuation Order can return to their homes.
This area will now be under an Evacuation Alert until further notice.
The new Evacuation Alert area will be re-assessed on Monday, July 27. Forestry will be maintaining security in the general area to ensure safety for their crews and the public. Only those living, working, or with legitimate business within this area will be allowed access.
People living in or travelling through the areas that have been affected by the Puntzi Lake wildfire should use caution as some hazards, such as dangerous trees or hot spots, may still exist. Fire suppression activities will still be underway within these areas.
The Puntzi Lake fire is currently estimated at 8,078 hectares and is 67 per cent contained.