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Update: Evacuation Alert Lifted for Dripping Water wildfire

Update (May 1, 8:29pm)

The Evacuation Alert issued on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. for the Dripping Water Area has been lifted.

An Evacuation Alert may need to be reissued: however, if that is deemed necessary the process will re-commence.

Update (April 30th, 1:00pm):

An evacuation alert was issued for the Dripping Water area, as the wildfire has reached 209 hectares, and is considered a wildfire of note.

You can keep track of wildfire conditions on the BC Wildfire Service website here.

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Original:

60 hectares to 150 was the jump at the Dripping Water wildfire between yesterday and today.

The fight against the wildfire began on April 27th, approximately 3 kilometres north of the community of Tle’etinqox and approximately 9 kilometres southeast of Alexis Creek, and continues to be one of the largest fires in the Cariboo.

“The fire has grown to 150 hectares, it is suspected to be human caused.” says Madison Dahl, Cariboo Fire Centre Information Officer.

“There are BC Wildfire personnel on site, we have 37 ground personnel supported with heavy equipment and air support. We’re working to set up structure protection on nearby property, so the main objective today are establishing a new fireguard.”

Dahl added that there have been no structure damage, however there are some near.

There were also tactical evacuations last night, which are an immediate action crews take, when worried about human lives.

You can keep track of wildfire conditions on the BC Wildfire Service website here.

The original story can be found here.

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