August 12, 2014 5:19 pm

Evacuation alert issued for residents near Alexis Creek due to wildfire

Evacuation Alert issued due to aggressive wildfire.

Cariboo Regional District

VANCOUVER – An evacuation alert has been issued for the Bayliff Road area near Alexis Creek due to a wildfire burning in the region.

The 600 hectare fire, which is west of Bull Canyon, is displaying aggressive fire behaviour.

A public information line has been established at 250-398-5581.

In addition, traffic on Highway 20 continues to be impacted due to this wildfire. Highway 20 is currently closed in both directions 24 km west of Alexis Creek. A detour is in place via Chilko Lake Road and Bayliff Road for 12.8 km. For more information, visit www.drivebc.ca.

For up to date fire information, contact the Cariboo Fire Centre at 250-989-2600 or online bcwildfire.ca.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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