Evacuation Order Rescinded for Puntzi Lake Area
Area remains under Evacuation Alert
Puntzi Lake, B.C. – Effective immediately, residents from the Puntzi Lake area that were under Evacuation Order can return to their homes. This area will now be under an Evacuation Alert until further notice. See the attached map for the specific areas.
The new Evacuation Alert area will be re-assessed on Monday, July 27. Forestry will be maintaining security in the general area to ensure safety for their crews and the public. Only those living, working, or with legitimate business within this area will be allowed access.
People living in or travelling through the areas that have been affected by the Puntzi Lake wildfire should use caution as some hazards, such as dangerous trees or hot spots, may still exist. Please be aware that fire suppression activities will still be underway within these areas.
The Puntzi Lake fire is currently estimated at 8,078 hectares and is 67 per cent contained.
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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