Another evacuation alert in the Peace region due to an increase in forest fires.
Several communities south of Fort. St. John have been asked to evacuate, adding to that list is the area of Beatton Airport Road.
Much of Highway 97, south of the community from Highway 97N south to the intersection at 258 Road, East to the intersection of 283
Road, North 6.5 km continuing Northwest 9 km to the Beatton Airport Road is closed.
About 500 residents have been asked to leave or prepare to evacuate at a moments notice.
There have been 128 fires to date since April 1st.