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First evacuation order of fire season issued in Regional District

10 properties in Fraser-Fort George are under either an evacuation order or an alert for a fire in the Teare Creek area – four kilometers east of McBride.

Two properties on Laing Road are under orders to evacuate, eight more nearby are on alert.

A reception centre has been set up at the Robson Valley Community Centre in McBride for those that have to evacuate.

People under the alert are being advised to:

Secure alternate accommodations (friends and family)
• Arrange a place to meet family or co-workers
• Make sure your vehicle is fueled up
• Wear and pack season appropriate clothing
• Take purse, cash & credit cards
• Make travel arrangements
• Take medications, eye glasses, documents, photos & ID
• Bring blankets, sleeping bags, books & games
• Make arrangements for pets and take leashes, crates, pet food
• Collect photos and mementos that can’t be replaced
• Listen to local news, the RDFFG website and Facebook page for updates

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