Residents in Alexandria Leaving Their Homes
Alexandria BC – A wildfire which has closed highway 97 south of Quesnel (see previous story)now has some Alexandria residents leaving their homes.
Quesnel RCMP say several wildfires are burning South of Kersley on both the east and west sides of the Fraser River.
Some of the fires have turned into interface fires.
Although there has been no official evacuation order, police are conducting tactical evacuations advising residents of the potential risks and asking them to leave their homes at this time, for their safety.
The Ministry of Forests has forest fire crews on scene who are attacking the fire.
An Emergency reception centre has been set up at the Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre (Quesnel Aquatic Centre) located at 500 North Star Road in Quesnel.