The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has expanded the Evacuation Order for Puntzi Lake to include the southwestern shore and the southern tip of Puntzi Lake.
The north shore of the lake is also under Evacuation Order and former Evacuation Orders remain in place. Approximately 30 properties are within the new boundary.
As of Wednesday at 10:30 pm, the Puntzi Lake fire has rapidly grown to approximately 1,000 to 1,200 hectares.
Previously today, the CRD placed 15 residences on the northwest side of Puntzi Lake on Evacuation Order.
The southwestern shore and the northern shore of the lake are now under Evacuation Order as well.
Evacuation Alerts have been expanded further along the northern end of the lake and south of the fork in the Puntzi Lake Road down to Highway 20.
An Emergency Social Services Reception Centre has been established at the Cariboo Regional District offices in Williams Lake.
Residents are reminded to register for the Cariboo Chilcotin Emergency Notification System by visiting the Cariboo Regional District at cariboord.ca.