BC Wildfires Spark Evacuation Order, State of Emergency near Fort St. John
Posted by feww on May 6, 2016
10,000-Hectare Beaton Airport Road wildfire continues growing near Fort St. John
A State of Emergency and an Evacuation Order have been for areas near the Alaska Highway in northeastern British Columbia as intense wildfires continue spread in the area.
The Peace River Regional District says the order is in effect for the Mile 80 area of the Alaska Highway, near Stoddard Road, and the Shepherds Inn area.
Anyone in those areas must leave immediately and register at the North Peace Arena reception center in Fort St John.
There are also several evacuation alerts in the area — meaning residents should be prepared to leave on short notice.
State of emergency
Officials in British Columbia’s Peace River Regional District have declared a state of emergency because of the raging wildfires near Fort St. John. [CBC]
“The state of emergency was issued for the Electoral Area B region, an 86,000 square kilometre area that encompasses several towns and First Nations reserves in northeastern B.C.”