Update Sunday at 8:00 p.m.

The BC Wildfire Service issued a statement (Sunday night) that because of great progress,
the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has downgraded the evacuation order and lifted the
evacuation alert that prompted the Lejac wildfire five kilometres east of Fraser Lake.

The decision was made Sunday night at 8:00.

The evacuation order is now an alert.

The fire, which is believed to be human-caused, is 50 % contained and 70 % fire guarded and is remapped at 236 hectares.

All 40 firefighters will be back on the scene Monday morning.

Update 7:00 pm: A fire burning in Lejac, near Fraser Lake has grown to over 200 hectares, according to BC Wildfire.

A fire burning in Lejac, near Fraser Lake has grown to 200 hectares, according to BC Wildfire.

The fire is being managed by BC Wildfire Service personnel along with air support. Twenty firefighters will remain on scene throughout the night.

The Evacuation Order is in effect for the following area:

South of Highway 16 to south of Roys Lake; West and East of Seaspunkut 4 (Lejac), as shown on the attached map.

Evacuation area | Photo courtesy of the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:

– You must leave the area immediately.
– If you need transportation assistance from the area please advise the individual
providing this notice or call the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako at 250-692-
3195 or Emergency Management BC at 1-800-663-3456.
– Close all windows and doors.
– Shut off all gas and electrical appliances, other than refrigerators and freezers

-Close gates (latch) but do not lock.
– Gather your family: take a neighbour or someone who needs help.
– Take critical items (medicine, purse, wallet, and keys) only if they are immediately
available. Take pets in pet kennels or on leash.

YOU MUST LEAVE THE EVACUATION ORDER AREA IMMEDIATELY

The Evacuation Alert is in effect for the area South of Highway 16 to south of Klez Lake and east of Drywilliam Lake (as shown on the attached map).

If you require assistance in regard to livestock please contact the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) at 1-800-320-3339 or 250-692-3195.