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CRD-EOC-15-06-Puntzi Lake

Jul 12, 2015

Recovery Efforts Underway for Puntzi Lake Area


Puntzi Lake, B.C. – Effective Monday, July 13 at 1 p.m., residents on the southern shores of Puntzi Lake, including the Kokanee Bay Resort and all properties south, will be allowed to return to their properties. This area will remain on Evacuation Alert. Coordinates of the new Evacuation Alert and Evacuation Order areas are included on the attached map. 

Further changes to Evacuation Orders and Alerts will be determined as areas are deemed safe for re-entry and normal activities. 

The Cariboo Regional District, the Cariboo Fire Centre and the Tsi Del Del First Nation are working together on recovery and re-entry preparation for affected residents. 

The Puntzi Lake fire is currently estimated at 8,089 hectares and is 30 per cent contained on the southwestern flank. 

The Cariboo Regional District has established a Public Information line at 250-398-5117. 

Residents are reminded to register for the Cariboo Chilcotin Emergency Notification System by visiting the Cariboo Regional District at cariboord.ca. For up to date fire information, please visit the Cariboo Fire Centre online Bcwildfire.ca or call 1-888-336-7378.  For more information regarding evacuations, please visit the CRD’s website at cariboord.ca, or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CRDEmergencyOperations or on Twitter @CaribooRD.


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