FORT NELSON, B.C. — The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality has lifted the evacuation order for the Fort Nelson River area.
The Patry Creek wildfire closed down Highway 77 over the Labour Day long weekend and resulted in the order being issued. The highway closed for about a week before it reopened to single alternating traffic on September 8th.
The following area is now under an evacuation alert:
- A distance on Highway 77 approximately 8 kilometres south of the Fort Nelson River Bridge to a distance approximately 25 kilometres north of the bridge.
- An area bounded on the northwest side at 59 29.58’N,
- On the southwest side at 59 15.32’N, and
- To an eastern point of 122 15.44’W following the Fort Nelson River.
The NRRM noted that access permits are not required to travel within Evacuation Alert areas.
Anyone in an area that is under an alert should prepare themselves, their family and property for a possible evacuation.
The Patry Creek wildfire is approximately 33,158 hectares and is labelled as out of control.
There are currently 126 active wildfires in the Prince George Fire Centre.
For anyone wanting more information on what to do if they live in an area under an evacuation alert, click here.