The early wildfire season has forced the Peace River Regional District to issue an evacuation alert for residents of Cecil Lake, Northeast of Fort St. John.
The move comes as a pair of wildfires, both smaller than a square kilometer, burn south of Cecil Lake Road.
2016 is shaping up to be a challenging fire season, with more than 140 fires started already this year.
Last month, the B.C. Wildfire Service deployed 200 personnel on the ground and in coordination centres throughout the Prince George Fire Centre, which has seen most of the trouble so far.
Those deployments came 1-2 weeks earlier than in most years.
The Peace River Regional District has issued an Evacuation Alert for the following locations in the Cecil Lake Area due to the threat of wildfire:
- 244 Road from the Alces River west to 223 Road
- 223 Road between 244 Road and Cecil Lake Road
- 221 Road between Cecil Lake Road and just north of the 252 Road
- 221 Road off of the 224 Road
- 250 Road and 252 Road off of 221 Road
- 217 Road between 244 Road and just north of the Cecil Lake Road
- Cecil Lake Road between 2895 Cecil Lake Road and the Alces River
- 219 Road off of Cecil Lake Road