Wildfire evacuation alert issued for rural area near Vanderhoof, B.C.

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has issued an evacuation alert near Vanderhoof due to the Dog Creek Trail wildfire that started overnight.

Dog Creek Trail wildfire started overnight, one of 12 in the area caused by lightning

The Dog Creek Trail Wildfire is about 60 hectares and burning 25 kilometres northwest of Vanderhoof, B.C., one of 12 new wildfires started in the Prince George Fire Centre. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has issued an evacuation alert for a rural area outside Vanderhoof, B.C.

Homes in Electoral Areas D and F, east of the Dog Creek Forest Service Road on the map below are asked to gather essential items like medication and keepsakes and make a plan to leave if required.

The Dog Creek Trail wildfire is about 60 hectares in size, burning 25 kilometres northwest of Vanderhoof and visible from communities in the area, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service.

It is one of at least 12 new wildfires started in the Prince George Fire Centre since yesterday.

The evacuation alert covers the area east of Dog Creek Forest Service Road to Geernaert Road, and south of Barlow Forest Service Road to the Nechako River, Westwood Road and Braeside Road.

The evacuation alert was issued for the rural area outside Vanderhoof at noon Wednesday.

Read more from CBC British Columbia

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.