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Evacuation Order for Beatton Airport Road

Sunday, May 15, 2016 @ 7:07 PM

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Area highlighted in red  is under evacuation order

Fort St. John, B.C. – Residents  of Electoral Area B of the Peace River Regional District and  the Blueberry First Nations Reserve, have been ordered  to leave the area immediately as the Beatton  Airport Road  fire has flared up.
RCMP , Search and Rescue  and Wildfire Management  are  working to  ensure  everyone leaves the area.

Residents are asked to  register at the Reception Centre at the North Peace Arena in Fort St. John.

In addition to the  Beatton Airport fire  causing  smoky  conditions  throughout the region, the Siphon Creek fire  has grown  in the northwestern and eastern flanks.

Smoke from the Halfway River fire located 30 kilometres northeast of Hudson’s Hope  was blown into the communities and area surrounding Hudson’s Hope and the Halfway River First Nations. The fire has not moved closer to either community. However, it did see growth to the northwest. Crews continue to work on dozer guard on the southwest flank.

Weather will continue to be hot and sunny and  winds are expected to shift again tomorrow. Winds are expected to be 30 kilometres per hour west to southwest gusting up to 60 kilometres per hour. This will likely result in increased fire behaviour and potentially increased fire growth.


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