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UPDATE (7:12 p.m.): The Stoddart Creek wildfire has grown to approximately 18,000 hectares.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Doig River First Nation and Peterson Crossing have been placed on Evacuation Order by the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) due to the rapidly-growing Stoddart Creek wildfire.
Residents in the area have been asked to leave their homes immediately and proceed to the Ovintiv Events Centre, which is the designated evacuation point in Dawson Creek.
According to a release from Doig River First Nation, the community is not in imminent danger, and the order has been placed as a safety precaution.
Community members are advised to use Rose Prairie Road to evacuate. If the road is inaccessible, Siphon Creek Road can be used as a backup route.
Residents should pack essential belongings, such as medications, clothes and personal items, important documents, and pets and their necessities.
Doig River First Nation members can check for updates and new information on the First Nation’s Facebook page.
Residents with vehicles are asked to help others without transportation. If assistance with evacuation, or to ask questions, contact the Emergency Operations Team at 778-715-9625.
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