FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has issued an evacuation alert for anyone near the Buckinghorse River.

The district is advising Electoral Area ‘B’ residents to prepare to leave their homes on short notice. Including the following locations:

“Get your grab-and-go bags ready (which should include several days of clothing, toiletries, and medications), your emergency plan, copies of important documents, and important mementos,” said the PRRD in the alert.

For more information on this alert, go to the district’s website.

Click here for more information about the fire.

The Prince George Fire Centre says two uncontrolled fires reported Monday near Pink Mountain have combined and expanded to 3,000 hectares.

“Due to the dry condition and wind, it actually did merge into one. We did see exponential growth in those two fires. Yesterday, they were at 100 hectares each,” said a PGFC representative.

DriveBC says Highway 97 is closed between Sikanni Chief Road and Prophet River Road for 59.3 km (112 km north of Wonowon to 114 km south of Fort Nelson).