Evacuation order lifted for Botanie, evacuation alert in effect

NEWS/ WILDFIRES — The evacuation order in the area of Botanie Creek wildfire north of Lytton has been downgraded to an evacuation alert effective 5 p.m. today, Wednesday.

TNRDlogoThe areas still under an evacuation alert cover all properties from Botanie Creek Road and the junction of Highway 12 north up to Botanie Lake, as well as all properties east of the Fraser River, along the Highway 12 corridor from Highway 12 and Botanie Creek Road to Highway 12 and Laluwissin Forest Service Road east to the western boundary of the Bootahnie IR #15.

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District said traffic on Botanie Creek Road will be restricted to property owners only, and the general public is urged to stay away from the area to ensure the safety of crews continuing to use the road system for fire-control activities.

Residents in the areas under an evacuation alert should be prepared to evacuate their premises and property at a moment’s notice in case circumstances change.

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