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Evacuation order lifted for area near Lejac fire

The evacuation order for areas near Fraser Lake due to the Lejac fire has been rescinded and an evacuation alert is in effect for the following area:

South of Highway 16 to south of Roys Lake; West and East of Seaspunkut 4 (Lejac).

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has rescinded the evacuation alert in its entirety.

The BC Wildfire Service says the fire is now 236 hectares in size and is 70 per cent guarded. There are 30 firefighters, three helicopters and 15 pieces of heavy equipment battling the blaze.

If you require assistance in regard to livestock please contact the Regional District of BulkleyNechako (RDBN) at 1-800-320-3339 or 250-692-3195.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WHILE THIS ALERT IS IN EFFECT

Be prepared for an evacuation order by:

Locating all family members or co-workers and plan to meet outside the evacuation area, should an evacuation be called while separated.

Gathering essential items such as medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (i.e. insurance), immediate care needs for dependants and, if you choose, keepsakes (photographs, etc.). Have these items readily available for quick departure.

Preparing to move any disabled persons and/or children.

Arranging to transport your household members or co-workers in the event of an evacuation order. If you need transportation, assistance from the area please call (250) 692-3195 or 1- 800-320-3339.

Arranging accommodation for your family if possible. In the event of an evacuation, a Reception Centre will be opened if required. Monitor your local radio station and the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako website, www.rdbn.bc.ca, and the Bulkley-Nechako Emergency Information Facebook Page for information on this Evacuation Alert.