Some more residents of the Williams Lake area who were evacuated due to wildfires were allowed to return to their homes today.
The Cariboo Regional District announced that the evacuation order for the following areas has been downgraded to an evacuation alert:
- a portion of properties around the south half of Soda Creek Road including Frizzi Road.
- portions of the East side of Likely Road.
- a portion of properties along the Highway 97 corridor north of the Wildwood area.
The Cariboo Regional District cautions that before deciding to return, residents are encouraged to consider that wildfire activity continues in these areas, air quality remains poor and the areas are still on evacuation alert.
The updated maps of the evacuation zones can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/2wByZYp
For more information: http://www.cariboord.ca/news/421/139/Downgrade-to-portions-of-orders-to-alerts-in-Central-Cariboo-area-and-Xatsull-Cmetem-First-Nations-Reserves-1-2