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Puntzi Lake wildfire leads to evacuation order and alert

An evacuation order and alert has been issued following a wildfire near Puntzi Lake.

Crews are fighting a wildfire on the west side of Puntzi Lake about 130 kilometres west of Williams Lake.

Thirty homes on the northwest side of the lake have been put on evacuation order.

The lake’s southwest shore and the north shore are under an evacuation alert.

Officials say the wildfire is exhibiting aggressive behaviour and is approximately 1200 hectares in size.

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