Evacuation orders downgraded for Kookipi Creek, Stein Mountain wildfires

By Lauren Collins
Victoria News
September 5, 2023
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

Some evacuation orders have been downgraded for the Kookipi Creek and Stein Mountain wildfires. The Fraser Valley Regional District said Monday (Sept. 4) that evacuation orders in the Nahatlatch River area and Boston Bar had been downgraded to alerts. The east side of the Fraser River and the Canyon Alpine area remain on alert. “While the Evacuation Order is being downgraded, areas within the Evacuation Alert remain hazardous from poor road conditions, danger trees, post-fire hazards and other risks,” reads the notice from the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD). The danger of wildfire may reoccur (caused by new ignitions, lightning strikes, or a change in the prevailing winds, for example) and an Evacuation Order may need to be reissued.”

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