Tuesday July 18, 2017 – 9:00pm
A small area around Lavington Road within the Cariboo Regional District has been identified as having a reduced fire risk which allows residents to return to the area.
The following area has been reduced from an Evacuation Order to an Evacuation Alert:
While residents are able to return to the Lavington area, nearby locations remain on evacuation order and security will be in place to enforce the order in those areas. Those returning to the area are asked to exercise caution to ensure their personal safety. Please refer to the map available on the Cariboo Regional District website to see the specific area that has been downgraded: http://bit.ly/2tdFL5k
It is important to note that air quality remains poor as a result of smoke from nearby fire activity. Those with respiratory issues, small children and the elderly should consider this before they choose to return to the area.
Red Cross services will be available to anyone returning to the area that requires assistance. They can be reached at 1-800-863-6582.
Since this area remains on evacuation alert, anyone returning there must continue to be prepared to evacuate their premises or property should an evacuation be required. As with previous evacuation alerts, residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to evacuation; however limited notice may be given due to changing conditions.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WHEN AN ALERT IS IN EFFECT
To remain prepared for an evacuation order, residents should:
Cariboo Regional District, Emergency Operations Centre Emily Epp, Manager of Communications 250-398-0842 firstname.lastname@example.org
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