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Update on structure loss in the Cariboo Region

Sep 5, 2017

Williams Lake, B.C. – The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has made damage assessments to 12 areas of our region and can confirm that to date, our region has lost 62 homes and 140 outbuildings due to wildfire.

In areas where it is safe to do so, the CRD is conducting comprehensive assessments with the help of volunteer fire departments and search and rescue crews to determine the number of structures lost. The CRD continues to gather information about the status of structures throughout the region and to make every effort to contact owners of impacted structures before releasing details publicly. We will update these numbers as more information becomes available.

 “I would like to express my sincere regrets to those who have lost homes and other structures in the Cariboo region. I encourage our communities to extend love and support to these families as we do so well here in the Cariboo,” says CRD Chair Al Richmond. “Also, thank you to the BC Wildfire Service and all the structural firefighters who continue to work so hard to protect our communities. I cannot express how thankful we are for your continued efforts.”

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