Canada Wildfire evacuation order for Cache Creek, B.C., to be lifted Tuesday

02:51  18 july  2017
02:51  18 july  2017 Source:   cbc.ca

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Residents from one of the first major population centres evacuated in B . C . during this historic wildfire season are being allowed to return home. The evacuation order for the Village of Cache Creek will be lifted at 3 p.m. PT on Tuesday , a full 11 days after it was issued.

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Residents from the first major population centre evacuated in B.C. during this historic wildfire season are being allowed to return home.

The evacuation order for the Village of Cache Creek will be lifted at 3 p.m. PT on Tuesday, a full 11 days after it was issued.

"While the Ashcroft Fire remains very active and continues to grow and burn out of control, the imminent threat posed by [it] has currently diminished," said the Thompson-Nicola Regional District in a statement.

The Ashcroft-area fire, which was discovered on July 6, has grown to 52,600 hectares in size, destroying much of the Ashcroft Indian Band reserve and the Boston Flats trailer home community. It has since spread north, prompting evacuation orders for Loon Lake and the Clinton area.

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Information packages will be provided to all Cache Creek residents, either electronically or when passing through RCMP checkpoints.

In addition, buses will depart for Cache Creek from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops at 3 p.m. on Tuesday for residents without transportation.

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