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OTTAWA, O.N. – Prince George – Peace River – Northern Rockies member of parliament Bob Zimmer has issued a statement following the start of many wildfires in the Peace Region:

“I have been following these events closely and I remain deeply concerned that wildfires in the Peace Region are continuing to expand. My thoughts and prayers are with those in the affected areas. Although the evacuation alert for the Goodlow Area has been rescinded, evacuation alerts still remain in effect in the Peace Region. I would encourage all those living in those areas to be ready to leave quickly and to have an emergency kit assembled.”

Zimmer urges residents who have any questions or concerns should call the Peace River Regional District’s 24/7 lin,e at 250-784-3200 or visit their website at www.prrd.bc.ca.

He also expressed gratitude to the men and women fighting the fires, and thanked them for their service and bravery.

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