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District of Hudson's Hope ordered evacuated due to wildfire

If you are being evacuated, you are asked to contact 1-250-787-8182 to register your whereabouts. Evacuees in need of a place to stay can go to the North Peace Arena at 9805, 96th Avenue, Fort St John.

If you can provide help or have room for people to stay, contact 250-794-5178.

Firefighter pilot Fred Hardenberg  snapped this photo of the Hudson Hope fire in Northern B.C.

Firefighter pilot Fred Hardenberg snapped this photo of the Hudson Hope fire in Northern B.C. (Fred Hardenberg/B.C. Wildfires)

An evacuation order has been issued for the small community of Hudson's Hope, population 1,100, and the surrounding area, west of Fort St. John in B.C.'s Peace River District, due to the Mount McAllister fire.

Residents are being advised to make the 80 km trip to Fort St. John, where they are being told they will be put up at the North Peace Arena.

The district has also declared a local state of emergency.

Hudson's Hope Evacuation

The entire District of Hudson's Hope has been ordered evacuated. The affected areas are outlined on this map. (Hudson's Hope)

The fire,which is burning out of control l00 kilometres southwest of Fort St. John and 56 kilometres west of Chetwynd, is believed to have been sparked by lightning.

It has doubled in size to 20,000 hectares.

Twelve significant wildfires currently burning in B.C. have also prompted another new evacuation alert while a number of evacuation orders also remain in place.

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