June 12, 2023

Wildfire Risk

June 12, 2023 9:30 am

The conditions this morning remain very smoky, and the fire remains approximately 1.5km from town limits to the south. The air quality index is in the very high-risk category (10+)

While we had initially projected that residents would be able to return home on Wednesday, we don’t know if that will remain the case. It is very possible that the evacuation will last longer, and we will keep everyone updated as the situation continues to evolve. We know this is frustrating for all of you who have had to leave your homes, but it is simply a matter of safety.

Please adhere to the evacuation order. Emergency crews are taxed dealing with the fire and there may be no help available if decided to stay and require assistance. There is currently no hospital, medical, gas, grocery, or other services available for the public. This remains a serious and dangerous situation.

These fires are being fought by world-class firefighting crews from around the globe, and we’re throwing everything we have at them. We are doing everything we can to keep our homes and communities safe, and to get you all home as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience, and for your support. There are hundreds of people working to keep everyone safe, and your messages of gratitude are so appreciated.