Dozens of Lightning Sparked Wildfires Prompt a Number of Evacuation Orders and Alerts in the Bulkley Nechako

By Jeff Blagden
Canada’s First Nations Radio (CFNR) Network
July 9, 2023
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

Dozens of lightning-sparked wildfires in the northwest over the weekend have prompted a slew of new evacuation orders and alerts. In Telkwa, properties west of the river accessed off Tatlow Road are being evacuated due to the 23 hectare Powers Creek blaze. South of Houston, on the far west edge of Francois Lake, the 130 hectare Parrot Lookout fire is also prompting an evacuation order. A pair of fires at Sheraton Creek and Stearns Creek in Tintagel are covering a combined 360 hectares. They have evacuation orders in place for the Kager Lake campsite and Boer Mountain Trails, and alerts covering the area between the fires. Now covering 300 hectares, the Tsah Creek fire is also leading to orders for properties on either side of Highway 27 near Echo Lake. More orders are in place for the area around Finger Lake, north of the Provincial Park, due to a 165 hectare blaze.

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