Blueberry River First Nation under an evacuation order

By Adam Reaburn
Energetic City Fort St. John
May 14, 2023
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Blueberry River First Nation has issued an evacuation order due to the Stoddart Creek fire. The order was issued late Sunday, and members of the First Nation should head to the North Peace Arena in Fort St. John. From there, emergency support services will provide support to the evacuees. The Blueberry River First Nation joins the Peace River Regional District (PRRD) in issuing an evacuation order. The PRRD also issued an evacuation alert due to the fire. The Stoddart Creek fire started Saturday and grew to over 3,000 hectares. The fire started near Mile 70 of the Alaska Highway and grew moved closer to Blueberry River First Nation on Sunday. The B.C. Wildfire service will secure structures in the community and set up a sprinkler system. The First Nation is also asking anyone in the community to remove debris such as lawn chairs, tables, tents etc. 

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