UPDATE Some areas around Clearwater on evacuation order.

Updated 13 weeks ago

 July 15, 2017 at 20:00 hours

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BREAKING NEWS: Clearwater on evacuation alert

Power lines that service upper North Thompson Valley including Valemount and McBride threatened

By Dianne St. Jean

 

Photo credit: Clearwater Times
Photo credit: Clearwater Times

According to a report in the Clearwater Times, as of Saturday Clearwater has been placed on evaluation alert.

This comes after the fire at Thuya Lake southwest of Little Fort came dangerously close to power lines on Friday.

The fire moved downhill on the mountain, approaching main BC Hydro power lines that service the upper North Thompson Valley, which also includes Valemount and McBride.

Helicopters were used Saturday morning to drop water on the area.

As the situation is fluid, updates will be provided as more information is received.

 

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