The Witset First Nation, Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako, and Regional District of Kitamat-Stikine have issued an evacuation alert for Witset and surrounding areas.
This is in response to the John Brown Creek Wildfire about four kilometers west of the area.
During an alert, residents should:
- Locate family members and designate a muster point outside the evacuation area
- Pack any essential items including medications, ID, valuable papers, and keepsakes
- Prepare a plan to relocate your pets and livestock
- And arrange transportation for you and your family
As of 6:30 Monday morning, the fire sits at 350 hectares burned and is out of control.
According to BC Wildfire Services, there are four pieces of heavy equipment and helicopters working to suppress the fire.