UPDATE – The PRRD has now issued a new evacuation order and an alert for residents in the area of the Beatton Airport Road Fire. Here are the details: http://goo.gl/o7bztD
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has declared a state of local emergency for Electoral Area B.
The declaration is due to wildfire and interface fires occurring in the district. At this time they Regional District has revised the evacuation alert for the Beatton Airport Road fire. At this time, there are no evacuation orders in effect.
The Regional District says the emergency requires ‘prompt coordination of action or special regulation of persons or property to protect the health, safety or welfare of people or to limit damage to property.’
The order will remain in place for the next seven days, and requires immediate action as under the Emergency Program Act.