‘Canadians will step up’
Trudeau says he will visit B.C. wildfire zones amid shifting landscape
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he plans to visit British Columbia’s wildfire zones in the coming days as the situation continues to shift.
Evacuation alerts for residents of 100 Mile House were lifted Saturday, but a flurry of evacuation orders were issued late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
Seventy-five kilometres to the north of 100 Mile House, residents of the village Clinton and surrounding areas were forced from their homes because of the flames were “rapidly moving.”
The Cariboo Regional District has also issued an expanded evacuation order for the Clisbako area, about 100 kilometres west of Quesnel. It also issued an evacuation alert for a region south of Highway 24, north of the Green Lake area that is under an evacuation order.
Meanwhile, Williams Lake residents have been returning to their homes over the past few days after being ordered to leave about two weeks ago.
Trudeau was in Revelstoke Saturday urging Canadians to donate to the Red Cross to aid in relief efforts for fire-ravaged B.C. communities.
He says he will see the extent of the damage caused by the fires, but also plans to salute the efforts of hundreds of first responders who have been working tirelessly to protect communities from the wildfires.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a Canadian Red Cross fundraiser for victims of wildfires in British Columbia, in Revelstoke, B.C., on Saturday. Trudeau says he plans to visit British Columbia’s wildfire zones in the coming days as the situation continues to shift.