Evacuation order downgraded to alert for Horn Lake area in Cariboo region

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An evacuation order has been issued downgraded to an alert by the Cariboo Regional District.

The alert covers 28 parcels in the Horn Lake area, which is more than 6,300 hectares south of the community of Tatla Lake.

Nearby, the Hell Raving Creek wildfire is an estimated 11,429 hectares and is burning out of control.

Due to increased winds, wildfire officials said fire activity has increased.

“A cold front is moving into the Chilcotin in the afternoon expecting southwest winds of 25 to 30 kph with gusts of 50 to 60 kph and expected to diminish late in the evening,” BC Wildfire staff said in an update.

There is structure protection in the area.

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