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Evacuation order partially lifted for Watch Lake-Green Lake North Saturday, June 24.
Evacuation order partially lifted for Watch Lake-Green Lake North Saturday, June 24.
Smoke from a wildfire near Deka Lake. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Evacuation alert lifted for Deka, Judson Road

Firefighters continue to mop up 650-hectare wildfire

Smoke from a wildfire near Deka Lake. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Firefighters drop retardant on a wildfire south of Canim Lake. (Robert Brunet photo - submitted).

Backcountry remains open, public urged to ‘act responsibly’

Firefighters continue to respond to 46 fires in 100 Mile Zone

Firefighters drop retardant on a wildfire south of Canim Lake. (Robert Brunet photo - submitted).
The Cariboo Regional District has issued an evacuation order for the Big Stick Lake area.

Big Stick Lake area under evacuation order

Residents advised to leave the area immediately

The Cariboo Regional District has issued an evacuation order for the Big Stick Lake area.
Deka Lake and District Volunteer Fire Department. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Returning Deka Lake residents give firefighters standing ovation

Chief credits community with providing support

Deka Lake and District Volunteer Fire Department. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
The Watch Lake Road remains closed to traffic due to wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo - Black Press Media)

Evacuation orders and alerts: what to know in a wildfire

Cariboo Regional District urges residents to sign up for notification system

The Watch Lake Road remains closed to traffic due to wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo - Black Press Media)
Smoke from a fire southwest of Deka Lake. The fire has grown to 200 hectares in size, as of Friday, July 2. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Evacuation alert issued for Canim Lake area due to wildfires

Alert comes as more fires pop up in the area

Smoke from a fire southwest of Deka Lake. The fire has grown to 200 hectares in size, as of Friday, July 2. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Smoke from a fire southwest of Deka Lake. The fire has grown to 200 hectares in size, as of Friday, July 2. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Firefighters battle 44 wildfires in Cariboo

36 fires in South Cariboo, including 200-ha one near Deka Lake

Smoke from a fire southwest of Deka Lake. The fire has grown to 200 hectares in size, as of Friday, July 2. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Amy Tinson and her daughter Kendall, 4, left their horses at the site run by the 100 Mile and District Outriders, after being told they may have to leave their Lone Butte home because of wildfires. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Horses find temporary home as wildfires loom

Amy Tinson drops her horses at 100 Mile Agriplex after being told to be prepared to leave Lone Butte

Amy Tinson and her daughter Kendall, 4, left their horses at the site run by the 100 Mile and District Outriders, after being told they may have to leave their Lone Butte home because of wildfires. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Prince George’s Marlene Rossel and her coworker Lisa Postnikoff and Lisa’s grandson Ryan Jean, were told to leave Green Lake Provincial Park this morning, July 2. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Update: Campers at Sunset View, Boyd Bay and Noland Creek sites told to leave due to Cariboo wildfires

Campers at Arrowhead and Little Arrowhead urged be prepared to leave at moment’s notice

Prince George’s Marlene Rossel and her coworker Lisa Postnikoff and Lisa’s grandson Ryan Jean, were told to leave Green Lake Provincial Park this morning, July 2. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
The McKay Creek fire near Pavilion has grown to 7,000 ha. (Ejah Nyman photo - submitted)

UPDATE: Evacuation order issued for Pavilion Lake area due to McKay Creek fire

Evacuation order in effect along section of West Pavilion Road

The McKay Creek fire near Pavilion has grown to 7,000 ha. (Ejah Nyman photo - submitted)
Smoke from a fire on Watch Lake Road. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Firefighters kept busy in Cariboo-Chilcotin after 33 new fires in past 24 hours

Fires include 150-ha blaze at McKinley Creek and 10-ha blaze at end of Horse Lake Road

Smoke from a fire on Watch Lake Road. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A bomber tackles a 200-hectare fire near Deka Lake. (Katy Mayrs photo - submitted).

Update: More resources coming to South Cariboo to aid local firefighters

Some 36 wildfires are burning across the region

A bomber tackles a 200-hectare fire near Deka Lake. (Katy Mayrs photo - submitted).
Liz Jones (right), of Emergency Support Services, at one of the reception tables at the South Cariboo Rec Centre. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

UPDATE: Evacuation order issued for Deka Lake, Judson Road due to Cariboo wildfires

Up to 700 people expected at emergency support services centre at South Cariboo Rec Centre

Liz Jones (right), of Emergency Support Services, at one of the reception tables at the South Cariboo Rec Centre. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Liz Jones, right, of Emergency Support Services, at one of the reception tables at the evacuation reception area at the South Cariboo Rec Centre. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

UPDATE: Evacuation orders issued for Deka Lake and Judson Road due to Cariboo wildfires

Sulphurous Lake has also been placed on evacuation alert

Liz Jones, right, of Emergency Support Services, at one of the reception tables at the evacuation reception area at the South Cariboo Rec Centre. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
From left: Eddy Schlosser, Jasmine Francis, Erica Rintoul, Megan Francis and Tiffany Peterson (with her daughter) Abigail and little Serenity Francis, front. (Photo submitted)

Clinton girl, 7, raises close to $2,000 in bannock sales for Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc

Jasmine Francis, a member of the Skeetchestn Indian band, sold more than 400 bannock

From left: Eddy Schlosser, Jasmine Francis, Erica Rintoul, Megan Francis and Tiffany Peterson (with her daughter) Abigail and little Serenity Francis, front. (Photo submitted)
A Heffley Creek peacock caught not one - but two - lifts on a logging truck this month. (Photo submitted)

Heffley Creek-area peacock hops logging trucks in search of love

Peacock hitched two lifts in the past month

A Heffley Creek peacock caught not one - but two - lifts on a logging truck this month. (Photo submitted)
The Cariboo Regional District is working with four other regional districts on common issues.
The Cariboo Regional District is working with four other regional districts on common issues.
Stephanie Masun, manager of Emergency Programs and Disaster Resilience at Cariboo Regional District, was at the Heritage Market at the 108 Saturday to educate people about what they need in an emergency. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

CRD promotes emergency preparedness plans

More than 42 people dropped by booth at Heritage Market last weekend

Stephanie Masun, manager of Emergency Programs and Disaster Resilience at Cariboo Regional District, was at the Heritage Market at the 108 Saturday to educate people about what they need in an emergency. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The Lac la Hache transfer station.

CRD seeks input on solid waste plan

Cariboo residents are being asked for input on how solid waste is managed

The Lac la Hache transfer station.