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Fire Activity and Evacuation Alerts in Williams Lake and Area Remain Unchanged

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 @ 12:29 PM

Williams Lake, B.C. – The City of Williams Lake and its fringe areas remain under an evacuation alert.

The Cariboo Regional District and City confirmed the news at noon today.

“The winds have died down and it didn’t move as much as they anticipated,” said Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb. “So, it’s a little calmer today than yesterday for sure. It at least gives us one more day of a reprieve to make sure we’ve got all our ducks lined up.”

He cautioned however that the situation remains very fluid and things could change quickly.

“I’m not confident on anything. The weather is in control and we’ll keep our fingers crossed the wind stays down and the front doesn’t move in.”

“We have been making some progress on our containments on the fires in and around Williams Lake,” added Noelle Kekula, fire information officer with the BC Wildfire Service. “Our containments are ranging between 40 and 60 per cent on the fires.

“So, that is good news and we continue to work on establishing more containment lines. We will continue our efforts through our crews, through the air, to strengthen that containment.”



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