BREAKING: Williams Lake is under evacuation

BREAKING: Williams Lake is under evacuation

Cariboo Regional District has issued the order due to strong winds creating violent fire activity.

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Posted by Williams Lake Tribune on Saturday, July 15, 2017

Williams Lake is under evacuation.

Fire crews are battling three fires around Williams Lake, while also up against increasing winds – some reaching up to 70 kilometres per hour – as well as hot and dry temperatures.

Evacuees are being directed to Highway 97 south.

More to come.