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Evacuation Alert Lifted for Puntzi Lake

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 @ 12:01 PM

Williams Lake, B.C. – It’s over.  The Cariboo  Regional District has  announced the  Evacuation Alert  for the Puntzi Lake area  has been  rescinded.

The Puntzi Lake fire, which  has burned  nearly 8100 hectares since  July 8th,  is now 85% contained.   The  emergency situation complete, the Cariboo Regional District’s Local State of Emergency  is also  expiring today.

Residents and visitors to the area are reminded that the fire suppression efforts will be ongoing. 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.

The Puntzi Lake fire is currently estimated at 8,078 hectares and is 85 per cent contained.


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