All Evacuation Orders for Donnie Creek wildfire rescinded
Smoke from a wildfire is shown crossing a road in British Columbia in this undated handout image provided by the BC Wildfire Service. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service
FORT ST. JOHN -- Due to the heavy rain, all Evacuation Orders for the Donnie Creek wildfire have been rescinded.
According to the Peace River Regional District, the evacuation order has been replaced by an alert for areas north of the Beatton River on the Tommy Lakes Road and the Beatton Airport Road, north of Grewatsch Creek on PDR 22 and extending north to the border with the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality.
These changes do not affect First Nations communities, including Blueberry River First Nation, Doig River First Nation, and Prophet River First Nation, as they issue their orders and alerts.
The Donnie Creek fire is burning out of control at 134,910 hectares; however, due to the rain and expected rain, B.C. Wildfire is expecting a significant decrease in fire activity.
The region says it’s important to remember that residents under an alert need to be ready to leave the area again with short notice.
The fire is still burning out of control 136 kilometres southeast of Fort Nelson.
Also a part of that complex, the Klua Lake fire has grown to 26,307 hectares. However, the fire was just filling up the current perimeter.
The Muskwa River fire is now 6,462 hectares.
According to B.C Wildfire, they are expecting to see more minimal fire activity.