Evacuation Order Issued for 100 Mile House
100 Mile House, B.C. – An evacuation order has been issued for all residences and properties within the District of 100 Mile House municipal boundaries.
Mayor Mitch Campsall signed off on the order tonight due to “a rapidly moving wildfire that is threatening the residents and businesses” in the area. Roughly 2,000 people live there.
The fire in question, the Gustafsen fire just west of town, has grown to 5,000 hectares in size.
In a Facebook posting, Forests Minister John Rustad said all “people are being routed east then north to Highway 16 and then through to Prince George.”
“Additional resources from other provinces are arriving tonight and three additional bomber units have already been deployed to BC. Some military assets are already transferred to BC with more on their way in the coming days,” he added.
“We continue to draw resources from within the provincial ministries to assist the crews we already have deployed. Every available resource is being drawn upon to help with the efforts. We also have some logistical personnel deployed from Australia.”
Below is a map of the evacuation order area