The City of Williams Lake is on an entire city evacuation alert, and have been asked to be ready to leave at a moments notice.
The city issued the release around 6:00 p.m. Monday and the Cariboo’s Regional District had issued an evacuation alert for fringe areas around Williams Lake, due to weather events forecasted for Wednesday.
This predicted weather has the potential to push fires west of Williams Lake towards the City of Williams Lake at a rapid pace.
The regional district says it is important to give residents ample warning to allow everyone to make all necessary preparations.
The evacuation alert applies to the following areas. A map is available at
- All areas east of the Fraser River from the existing evacuation order at Soda Creek to 9.0 km south of the Sheep Creek bridge, including English Road.
- Directly East to the southern end of Chimney Lake, continuing east to Wright Station Road at the north end of Lac La Hache.
- All areas west of highway 97 from Wright Station Road to the Williams Lake City limits, north along highway 97, including all fringe areas of the City of Williams Lake including the areas of Fox Mountain, Pine Valley, Commodore Crescent, Glendale, Wildwood, Bull Mountain and Deep Creek not already evacuated, to the exiting evacuation order area at Soda Creek.
Prince George Mayor, Lyn Hall noted on Monday that 180 cots had been set up at Prince George Senior Secondary for evacuees from 100 Mile House, but he adds that the city is ready for the hundreds if not thousands more evacuees to follow.