New Evacuation Order in Cariboo
Williams Lake, B.C. – Increased activity of the Elephant Hill fire has lead to the issuing of an evacuation order for an area south of Highway 24.
Effective immediately, the evacuation order includes the areas of Watch Lake, Little Horse Lake, Little Green Lake and the western side of Sheridan Lake.
Adjacent areas south of Highway 24 remain on evacuation alert and the alert has now expanded to include some areas north of Highway 24.
Due to immediate danger to life safety, members of the RCMP or other groups will be expediting the evacuation order. The evacuation route is: Highway 24 to 100 Mile House
Robert Turner, Assistant Deputy Minister for Emergency Management BC says the Canadian Armed Forces are on stand by in the event their services are needed to assist in this evacuation.