What is the name and location of the wildfire?
The Donnie Creek wildfire is the second largest wildfire in British Columbia’s recorded history (1). It is located approximately 136 km southeast of Fort Nelson and 158 km north of Fort St. John in British Columbia, Canada.
The wildfire is burning across 310,805 hectares.
Which cities or areas are affected by the wildfire?
The Donnie Creek wildfire is impacting Fort Nelson and Fort St. John. The nearby regions and First Nations territories, such as the Blueberry River First Nation, Doig River First Nation, and Prophet River First Nation, may also be affected by fire and wildfire smoke.
The fire is expected to expand beyond its perimeter, joining with the Holman Creek fire.
What is the current containment status of the wildfire?
The wildfire is currently out of control and is classified as a "Wildfire of Note" by the BC Wildfire Service, indicating that it is highly visible and poses a potential threat to public safety. The information provided does not specify the percentage of containment or progress made towards containment.
Are there any evacuation orders or alerts in place?
The BC Wildfire Service has warned that British Columbians should have a go-bag and make an evacuation plan.
It is advisable to stay updated with official sources, local authorities, and emergency services for the latest information on evacuation orders, evacuation centers, or emergency alerts in the affected areas.
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- Stay indoors; if you do need to go outdoors, wear a KN95/FFP2 mask.