The Provincial Court of British Columbia has announced that court locations in 100 Mile House and Williams Lake are closed due to the wildfire activity in the area.
According to a provincial website dedicated to updating the public on the latest wildfire news, there are a few wildfires in the Cariboo Regional District, where the courthouses are located, that are cause for concern.
The estimated 2,600-hectare 150 Mile House fire is being categorized as a “wildfire of note,” defined as blazes that are “highly visible or pose a potential threat to public safety.” As of Tuesday afternoon, the wildfire was listed as active and zero-per-cent contained, and located just south of Williams Lake. As of this morning, Williams Lake is still under an evacuation alert as the weather remains dry and windy. 100 Mile House was evacuated and officials say it will likely remain so for at least another week, due to another fire — the estimated 5,000-hectare Gustafsen wildfire, currently also active and zero-per-cent contained, burning just west of 100 Mile House.