UPDATED: Evacuation order issued in Doig River FirstNation

UPDATE (as of 9:30 p.m. May 13th) – Story has been updated to include new information about the fire.  The Peace River Regional District has also issued an evacuation order and two alerts due to this fire.  You can see the order and alerts by clicking here. ROSE PRAIRIE, B.C. — Doig River First Nation (DRFN) has issued an evacuation order for its reserve effective immediately due to the 50-hectare wildfire west of the area. A statement from the DRFN band manager Shona Nelson reads that the wildfire, first reported on May 12th, causes an “imminent threat to people and property,”  and residents should evacuate immediately. The statement says residents should do the following before leaving: Shut off all gas and electrical appliances other than refrigerators and freezers. Close off…

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