Cariboo Regional District Assesses Wildfire Damage
Prince George, B.C. Although the Plateau and Hanceville-Riske Creek fires continue to burn, the Cariboo Regional District has been able to assess some of the properties left in the wake of the flames.Assessments have been made in 12 areas of the region, and as of the end of August, 62 homes and 140 outbuildings have been lost.
In areas where it is safe to do so, the CRD is conducting comprehensive assessments with the help of volunteer fire departments and search and rescue crews to determine the number of structures lost. The CRD continues to gather information about the status of structures throughout the region and to make every effort to contact owners of impacted structures before releasing details publicly.
Here is a community by community breakdown of assessments completed so far:
“I would like to express my sincere regrets to those who have lost homes and other structures in the Cariboo region. I encourage our communities to extend love and support to these families as we do so well here in the Cariboo” says CRD Chair Al Richmond. “Also, thank you to the BC Wildfire Service and all the structural firefighters who continue to work so hard to protect our communities. I cannot express how thankful we are for your continued efforts.”