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CRD Evacuation Alert Lifted for Pelican Lake Area Fire

An Evacuation Alert may need to be reissued, however, if deemed necessary
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A fire location map from bcwildfire.ca. The red dot indicates a wildfire which started yesterday southwest of Anahim Lake and Ulkatcho First Nation. (BC Wildfire map image)

The evacuation alert issued May 18, 2023 at 9:15 p.m. for the Pelican Lake Area Fire has been lifted.

Residents must be prepared in the event that the area receives a future evacuation order or alert on short notice. Local governments may not have time to go door to door should a new evacuation order be issued.

To ensure public safety, stay out of fire affected areas and obey all warning and hazard signs.

For rural properties that have been impacted by wildfire, residents should be aware there may be danger trees in wildfire affected areas. Home owners and private land owners are recommended to work with an insurance agency to have an assessment done by a qualified arborist on their private property.

Residents are encouraged to register for the Cariboo Chilcotin Emergency Notification System to receive a text, call or email regarding evacuation alerts and orders: CLICK RIGHT HERE to get to the sign-up page.

For Cariboo Regional District information, please visit cariboord.ca or facebook.com/CRDEmergencyOperations or @CaribooRD or call the CRD’s emergency information line at 1-866-759-4977 (8:30 am – 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday).