Thousands remain out of homes due to B.C. wildfires

Nearly 4700 people from Fort Nelson in the nearby First Nation are waiting to find out when they can return home after the Parker Lake wildfire forced them to leave their communities about a week ago. In a video posted to social media this morning, the mayor of the Northern Rockies Regional District says it's still too early to say when the evacuation orders could lift, but work has already begun on recovery plans. You know, we estimate 10 to 14 days once we get the go ahead, but there are some things that we can do in advance. And so we're we're identifying what those are like talking to all the agencies that need to get out there or need to get back into the community to to bring it back up. So I'm really hoping we'll be able to knock it down from 10 to 14 days to maybe 7 to 4, seven to 10 days. Fraser says the Parker Lake wildfire is still threatening the community along the Alaska Highway, B CS Emergency Preparedness Minister confirmed on Friday. Some structures had been damaged in the early days of the fire. Additional RCMP members and power generators are also being sent to the area as the community heads into week two of evacuations. Meanwhile, the Doeg First Nation hosted a dinner for wildfire evacuees last night in Fort St. John aimed at creating a sense of community and togetherness. That's just what we do when we when somebody's in need, we pull together and just make it happen and. You know, figure out how to do it afterwards. According to the First Nation, the event was initially planned for 200 guests. However, that number grew to almost 1500 people. Local caterers and restaurants supplied food after the meal. Ceremonial drummers performed on stage at Centennial Park. Mayor Rob Fraser was also there, providing Fort Nelson residents with an update about what's next for evacuees. There are three active wildfires in northeastern BC The Doeg First Nation remains on evacuation order as well.

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