The Cariboo Regional District has lifted three evacuation alerts affecting 403 properties in the Tatelkuz Lake, Chutanli Lake and Baezaeko/Blackwater areas. These areas, which are about 100 kilometres northwest of Quesnel, are now all clear, says today’s press release.
The evacuation alerts were in place due to the Chutanli Lake, North Baezaeko and Blackwater River fires.
In addition to the three evacuation alerts being lifted, the evacuation order for the Shag Creek Fire has been downgraded to an alert.
Effective immediately, the Cariboo Regional District has downgraded the evacuation order to an alert for the 47 properties in the Shag Creek area, which is about 40 kilometres north of Anahim Lake. Residents can return to the area.
See a map of the affected area: https://bit.ly/2MgTZLu.
Use the CRD’s online interactive map to see all the areas on evacuation alert or order and the wildfires in the area: https://bit.ly/2r9P2MQ.
Since areas do remain on evacuation alert, residents or recreational users must be prepared in case the area receives a future evacuation order on short notice.
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.