Both the Titetown and Nazko North evacuation alert and its expansion have been lifted. (Cariboo Regional District)

Both the Titetown and Nazko North evacuation alert and its expansion have been lifted. (Cariboo Regional District)

Evacuation alerts west of Quesnel lifted by Cariboo Regional District

Residents living in the Titetown and Nazko North areas are no longer on alert

The Quesnel Fire Centre’s only evacuation alert was lifted on Friday, July 23.

Residents living in the Titetown and Nazko North evacuation areas can relax. They were put under the alert due to the Purdy Lake Wildfire. The Cariboo Fire Centre has noted the 8,000 hectare fire has not grown in the past few days.

“Crews are patrolling and extinguishing hot spots along the southern flank of the fire,” an update from the Cariboo Fire Centre reads. “BCWS has made a recommendation to reduce the Evacuation Alert area to the Cariboo Regional District. BC Parks have been engaged regarding suppression in the Kluskoil park.”

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The evacuation areas were to the north and east of Kluskoil Lake Provincial Park. The first alerts for the area was issued on July 11, and the area expanded on July 15.

The notice lifting the alert notes it may need to be reissued.

There are five other wildfires burning in the Quesnel Fire Zone.

Evacuation alerts and orders to the north of the Cariboo Regional District are still in effect due to fires burning in the Prince George Fire Centre.

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