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October 27, 2017 4:43 pm

Prince George Prepared to Help for as Long as it Takes

Monday, July 10, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The wildfire situation in the  interior  is showing no sign of letting up,  and  more hot dry weather is predicted for that part of the province.   Evacuees  have been arriving in Prince George and Mayor Lyn Hall says  the City  is “in for what could be long term.”And there are plenty more evacuees coming.

Last night an evacuation order was issued for 100 Mile House, (see previous story) with residents of that community told to head to Prince George.

P.G. Mayor Lyn Hall says the  City has the capacity to handle  the  evacuees,  with  space set up at CNC, the Northern Sport Centre, and other properties ready to be  brought into action  should they be needed.

How long evacuees will need to stay  in Prince George is not known  says Mayor Hall as  no one knows  how long  it will  take for the BC Wildfire Service to  extinguish the flames.   Sadly, for some, says Mayor Hall,  there may not be a home to  return to “For those evacuees who come here,  what have they got to go back to?  So if there is nothing to  go back to,  they may have to  arrange to stay here a little  longer.”

Mayor Hall says if  residents have  a  home they want to  offer  as a “home stay” option for evacuees,   “Let us know,    you can post it on a community bulletin board at the CNC registration office.  Then if evacuees want to follow up  and  contact you,  they can do that.”

Although there are a number of small  fires in the Prince George region,  the BC Wildfire Service says there is no need for concern, that the fires are small and were being  actioned.

Yesterday, the  fire  in Beaverly   was estimated to be 10 hectares in size and as of last night, crews were  doing a burning off treatment of the blaze.   Residents from Lamar Road who had been  ordered out of their home on the weekend have been allowed to return to their property however the  evacuation alert  remains in place as a precautionary measure There were also fires  at Pilot Mountain,  Baldy Hughes Mtn,  Otway and Pidherny.


Please everyone share.

This is a website on facebook for evacuees in Prince George. Copy and paste into facebook.

Central Interior Wildfire Evacuees in Prince George: Info, Help & Resources

If you meet anyone that requires assistance they must register at CNC and Red cross.

I believe the city website also has info on their site.

Kudo to the people of our city that are opening their homes/properties in helping the people and animals in need.

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