Evacuation alert lifted along south side of Quesnel Lake

The Cariboo Regional District has lifted the evacuation alert in the Haggen’s Point and Hen Ingram Lake areas along the south side of Quesnel Lake. The Quesnel Lake wildfire (C31678) is now 50 per cent contained and BC Wildfire Service crews are making good progress, which is why the evacuation alert is being lifted.

The evacuation alert in the Tatelkuz Lake area remains in place.

To ensure public safety, stay out of fire affected areas and obey all warning and hazard signs.

For Cariboo Regional District information, please visit cariboord.ca/emergency or facebook.com/CRDEmergencyOperations or @CaribooRD. The CRD’s emergency information line, 1-866-759-4977, is open on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the long weekend, including Monday, Aug. 6.

Residents are encouraged to register for the Cariboo Chilcotin Emergency Notification System to receive a text, call or email regarding evacuation alerts and orders: member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612292#/signup