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Evacuation order and alert in place for South Taylor

TAYLOR, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District has issued an evacuation order and an evacuation alert for the South Taylor area. The evacuation order affects the following area: Pingle Creek Road 232 Road (Lythall Road) Travis Subdivision 2477 Highway 97 (Alaska Highway) The evacuation alert affects the following area: 2657 HIGHWAY 97 2582 247 RD 2637 HIGHWAY 97 2675 247...

Strong winds still expected Tuesday in the Peace

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Environment Canada says the B.C. Peace will continue to see strong winds, but they won't be as powerful as Monday. The special weather statement calling for wind gusts up to 80 km/h has ended.  Environment Canada now says the area will see winds on Tuesday up to 40 km/h.  Winds won't die down until Wednesday when...

LIVE BLOG – Forest Fires in the B.C. Peace

Below is a live blog with up to the minute information about fires in the B.C. Peace. Remember if you have photos or videos to share from your area, email news@moosefm.ca Live Blog Forest Fire Coverage in the B.C. Peace

8:30 p.m. Forest Fire Update – many communities in the Peace evacuated

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - As of 8:30 p.m. Monday, the Emergency Operations Centre has confirmed three structures have been lost due to the fires in the region.  The Peace River Regional District has declared a state of emergency. The Peace River Regional District says there are 48 forest fires burning in the B.C. Peace. If you have information about a fire...

Travel advisories issued and several roads closed

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Ministry of Transportation has issued travel advisories for two highways in the B.C. Peace with other highways and roads closed. According to residents in the area, the Beatton Airport Road is closed, the Baldonnel Road is closed east of the 249 road and the 249 road is closed. Highway 29 is open again to single...

Power outages affect Peace region

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -- A number of power outages have been reported by BC Hydro, affecting regions across the Peace. The outages range as far north as Wonowon and past Doig River, and out west of Hudson's Hope to south by Chetwynd. For more information on outages, check out BC Hydro's website.

Number of fires reported in the South Peace

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. -- The RCMP has sent out an official press release, advising that there is a large forest fire burning East of Kelly Lake and approaching the provincial border. Police are cautioning the public of heavy smoke and fires in a number of areas. A grass fire is burning west of Dawson Creek, as is brush fire in the Arras...

UPDATE: Multiple fires reported in the region

UPDATE - According to the Peace River Regional District, there are 48 forest fires burning in the Peace River region.   FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -- A fire on the highway 29 has reportedly jumped the road by the Peace River lookout between Fort St. John and Hudson's Hope. https://twitter.com/YRBNorthPeace/status/722218962407129089 This fire is burning as crews also fight to extinguish a blaze in Baldonnel, that...

UPDATE: Homes evacuated due to fire in Baldonnel

BALDONNEL, B.C. -- Firefighters are on the scene of a fire in Baldonnel, near 249 road and Baldonnel road.   The blaze started Monday afternoon. Posted by 100.1 Moose FM - Fort St. John's Energetic Country! on Monday, April 18, 2016   More updates will be posted as more information about this fire is gathered. UPDATE: According to crews on scene, the fire has jumped south of...

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