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People allowed access to lakes in Cariboo Fire Centre area

Due to the evacuation order being lifted yesterday for a large portion of 100 Mile House, the BC Wildfire Service has rescinded the area restriction order to Watson Lake, Lac La Hache, Williams Lake and Horse Lake. This rescindment is effective immediately.

The BC Wildfire Service is asking the public to be mindful of aircrafts in and around lakes which may need access to water. If you see an aircraft while you are on a lake, please safely make your way to the shore so as not to impede firefighting efforts.

When firefighting aircraft, such as air tankers or helicopters, are working on an active wildfire and picking up water from nearby lakes, they need plenty of room to manoeuvre to do their job safely.

The BC Wildfire Service will closely monitor this situation and if the need arises, will reinstate area restriction orders to the necessary areas.

Some evacuation orders and alerts remain in place, for further details please visit

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