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HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has issued an evacaution alert for an area near the Battleship Mountain Fire.

An evacuation alert includes the following areas:

  • North shore of Williston Lake;
  • Table Creek south to Dowling Creek (8km west of the WAC Bennett Dam, 40km Johnson FSR);
  • Southwest following Dowling Creek to the intersection of McAllister Creek;
  • West to approximately 10km West of Peck Creek;
  • North to Williston Lake.

The district says residents should be prepared to leave their home on short notice.

Residents should have grab-and-go bags ready (which should include several days of clothing, toiletries, and medications), an emergency plan, copies of important documents, and important mementos.

For more information on this alert, go to prrd.bc.ca.

On Thursday, the fire grew to over 550 hectares in size. The fire is considered out of control and is believed to have been started by lightning.

There are currently nine parattack personnel working to establish structure protection on values in the area. Two helicopters are on site to provide bucket support.

Additional resources, including an Incident Management Team, will be responding over the next several days.

Smoke covered Fort St. John and the North Peace on Thursday. According to FireSmoke Canada, smoke will be in the area over the next three days from wildfires in Folded Hill Creek, Battleship Mountain wildfires, and Hasler Flats wildfire.

The air quality index in Fort St. John area is currently at a two — a low risk.

For more information on wildfires of note, visit the BC Wildfire Website.

View the full alert here: Evacuation ALERT – September 1, 2022

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