July 15, 2017 5:57 pm
Updated: July 16, 2017 12:52 am

B.C. wildfires: Evacuation alert issued for District of Clearwater, some properties under order

A rapidly moving wildfire currently located in Electoral Area 'A' is threatening properties in the Clearwater area.

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An evacuation alert has been issued by the District of Clearwater as wildfires in the area continue to grow.

“There is a wildfire approaching the District of Clearwater and the wildfire poses an imminent threat to people and property,” according to a statement issued by the district on Saturday.

However, due to the rapidly moving wildfire int he area, a number of properties have been given evacuation orders:

  • 950 to 1936 Dunn Lake Rd.
  • 415 to 480 Clearwater Station Rd.
  • 524 Russell Rd.

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Unlike the order, the alert applies to the entire district with the exception of the Canfor Vavenby mill site, Yellowhead Mines properties in Vavenby, and all properties located within the red evacuation order area shown on the map.

The following properties south of Clearwater, within Electoral Area ‘A’ remain under evacuation alert:

• 18 to 46 Blackpool Rd.

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• 2128 to 2256 Blackwater Rd.
• 1014 to 1193 Caroline Rd.
• 1421 Cutts Rd.
• 10 to 52 Davoren Rd.
• 9 to 33 Decosmos Rd.
• 9 to 155 Ferry Rd.
• 311 to 380 Foote Rd.
• 1224, 1238 Ford Rd.
• 1242 to 1290 Gaggin Rd.
• 1204 to 1272 Hern Rd.
• 569 to 3970 Hwy 5
• 11 to 350 Jenkins Rd.
• 25 to 148 Johnston Rd.
• 1247 to 1285 Kidd Rd.
• 2020 to 2164 Mann Rd.
• 761 to 2048 Old North Thompson Hwy
• 2204 to 2382 Petrol Rd.
• 204 to 329 Phillips Rd.
• 2232 to 2358 Pumping Station Rd.
• 97, 148 Ray Rd.
• 3253 to 3558 Round Top Rd.
• 1010, 1030 School Rd.
• 1214 to 1328 Thompson Dr.
• 1593, 1597 Tomyn Rd.
• 1070 to 1193 Traub Rd.

An evacuation alert doesn’t mean that residents have to leave right away. It just means that they need to be ready in case an order comes.

– With files from Jesse Ferreras and Estefania Duran

 

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