WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — Cariboo Regional District Chairman Al Richmond says an incoming weather system will bring unpredictable winds later today and tomorrow, and the regional district is taking no chances as several wildfires threaten homes in many parts of the region.
An evacuation alert has been posted for the 10,000 residents in and around Williams Lake, about 250 kilometres south of Prince George. Richmond says the alert is to give residents time to prepare if winds force flames toward the city.
The regional district also expanded evacuation orders last night for the Alexis Creek and Kleena Kleene areas while the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen ordered another 49 homes evacuated north of Princeton as 7,300 hectare Ashcroft Reserve wildfire is still zero percent contained.