Those in the affected area around Quesnel Lake are being evacuated immediately by members of the RCMP and other groups “due to immediate danger,” according to the Cariboo Regional District. It says the evacuation route is either by water or by Spanish Lake Road.
For those in the affected Maeford Lake area, the evacuation route is west to Likely on the Cariboo River FSR (8400 Road) or north to Barkerville on the Mathew Valley Road (8400 Road).
Cariboo backcountry closed
Kevin Skrepnek of the B.C. Wildfire Service says further to the new evacuation orders, all Crown Land in the Cariboo region will be closed for public access.
More to come.
He who has pity on the poor lends to the LORD, And He will pay back what he has given. – Proverbs 19:17