Forest Fire causes evacuation order Southeast of Tumbler Ridge

first_imgHelicopters and airtankers are assisting ground crews.The Peace River Regional District says that if you are in the area you should:Leave the area immediatelyClose gates (latch) do not lock.Take all personal items with you The forecast calls for high winds and hot and dry weather in the region. With the expected growth, the Peace River Regional District issued an evacuation order for part of Electoral Area D.The evacuation order applies to the oil and gas field areas of Red Deer Creek, Ojay and Grizzly South.- Advertisement -Backcountry travellers should also avoid this area.This lightning-caused wildfire is now estimated at 650 hectares and is displaying aggressive fire behaviour.Over 70 Wildfire Management Branch personnel are working on this fire, including three Unit Crews and a Type 2 Incident Management Team.Advertisementlast_img

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